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FALL 2000 



Message from the President 2 

Lasell Commencement 3 

People at Lasell 4-5 

Two Elected as Corporators 5 

New Director of Donahue Institute 5 

Campus Update 6-7 

Camp Colors Celebrates 7th Year 6 

Lasell Village News 8-9 

Sports News 10-11 

Heritage Society News 12 

Annual Fund News 13 

Alumni News and Events 14-19 

Athletic Calendar 20 

Campaign 150 Supplement 21 


New Deans Bring Vision to Arts and Sciences, and Business Schools 


new associate dean for the School of Arts and Sciences and 
professor in the Department of Humanities — most good college 
lecturers are talented performance artists 
whose goal is to "actively engage students 
in intellectual life." 

For the erstwhile actor and Eugene O'Neill 
scholar — who earned a B.A. degree in English with 
high distinction from the University of Rochester, 

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Tower academician. When she thinks lofty thoughts, she's 
usually cruising at 30,000 feet. 

Among a host of other talents and aptitudes that 
fill her 15-page resume, the new dean for the School of 
Business and Information Technology is an aviator. 
The former assistant professor at Babson College, who 
recently accepted the position as Lasell's associate dean 
for the School of Business and Information Technology 
(which now incorporates the departments of business, 



PERMIT NO. 51347 

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Lasell College 

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Lasell Establishes 
Honors Program 


students will be able to pursue unique 
academic and co-curricular opportunities 
to enrich their undergraduate experience 
at Lasell, through a comprehensive 
Honors Program. 

Honors courses are available to students 
who choose to challenge themselves across 
numerous disciplines and who, because of 
their interest and /or special skills, will 
benefit from advanced course work in some 
portion of their studies. 


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Yamawaki Center 
Celebrates 1 0th 

/Vfter a two-year hiatus, 

during which Lasell Village marketing 
offices occupied the space, the Yamawaki 
Art and Cultural Center — the handsome- 
ly restored former Carter Hall — will again 
serve the College community and its neigh- 
bors as a center for art and culture. 

The reopening and formal rededication of 
Yamawaki will highlight the College's celebration 

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Former Texas Governor Ann Richards 

and "Queen of Stress" Loretta 

LaRoche Highlight 

Lasell 150 Celebration 

See story in Lasell 150 supplement, page 22 



The Challenge of Doing More with Less 

of place would Lasell be if we had all of the resources (human and financial) that we ever needed." 
We wouldn't have to struggle at the end of each academic year to balance the budget — and deter- 
mine which priorities will be funded this year or next. 

When we have a major surge in enrollment 
we can build more dormitories and not have to 
figure out how many beds we can fit into a single 
room in one of the residence halls. If we had a 
billion-dollar endowment, we wouldn't need to 
scramble to find the money to attract talented and 
well-qualified faculty. And once the faculty 
arrived on campus we could offer unlimited pro- 
fessional development opportunities to keep them 
at the leading edge of their disciplines. If we were 
thinking about creating Lasell' s first graduate pro- 
gram (in Elder Care Management, connected to 
Lasell Village), we wouldn't have to wonder 
where the resources were going to come from to 
make it happen. 

Despite not having all of the resources we 
need, Lasell is in the strongest position it has been 
in for several decades. I guess the truth of the mat- 
ter is that, as President, I enjoy the challenge of 
doing more with less. Each day provides me with 
another opportunity to use my problem solving 
skills. These are the things that have invigorated 
me and kept me motivated for the past 12 years. 

So, having it all might make my job easier, but 
I know that I wouldn't enjoy going to work as 
much every day. 

For example, I knew back in the early '90s 
that Lasell would need to undertake its first multi- 
million dollar capital campaign in order to meet 
specific institutional objectives. That would be 
quite a feat considering there were no fundraising 
professionals on staff to make it happen. I went 
to the Board of Trustees, shared my vision for a 
bigger and better Lasell, and then asked for a 
$150,000 loan from the then $3 million endow- 
ment to invest in the fundraising infrastructure. 

The Trustees approved that loan back in 1993. 
Did they get a return on their investment? You 
decide. Today, Lasell's endowment is worth over 
$12 million and in May 2001 we will celebrate the 
successful conclusion of a $15 million capital cam- 
paign. Our Annual Fund just broke a record 
for the ninth consecutive year. In addition, the 
prestigious Kresge Foundation found Lasell 
worthy of a $400,000 challenge grant to support 
the renovation of Winslow Hall into seven high- 

technology classrooms, 13 faculty offices, and a 
beautiful student lounge. 

There are schools with much bigger endow- 
ments, raising a lot more money, perhaps receiv- 
ing bigger Kresge challenge grants. But I wouldn't 
trade my place for anything in the world. Often at 
the end of the day I am very tired — but I know 
that it is because I have spent the day working 
hard to do my best for an institution that contin- 
ues to give so much back to so many people. As 
she prepares to celebrate her 150 tn birthday, my 
goal is to make sure that Lasell is well positioned 
to provide the best education possible for many 
future generations of students. I might be tired at 
the end of the day, but I also sleep well! «*• 

Thomas E. J. de^Witt, Ph.D. 



and a doctorate in English and American Literature 
from Brandeis University — teaching is a natural 
extension of his love for theater and the spoken and 
written word. 

Steven Bloom began to pursue a career in front 
of the footlights when he attended the High School of 
Performing Arts in New York City. "After seeing 
many struggling actors trying to feed themselves, I 
realized that for me, acting wasn't the best field of 
pursuit," he laughs. "Besides, I became more inter- 
ested in writing, and I was better at it than I was at 
acting. So, moving in a slightly different direction 
made more sense. In one of my end-of-the-year 
evaluations, my acting teacher said that he hoped 
he'd see me one day become a first-rate college 
professor rather than a second-rate actor." 

So, writing and teaching — two fields somewhat 
allied to his beloved theater and acting — beckoned. 
Following graduation from the University of 
Rochester, Steven Bloom took a quick turn writing 
advertising copy in Boston. Later, he attended 
Brandeis, where he received his Ph.D. in the English 
department, but always kept a foot in the Theater 
department. His doctoral dissertation, "Empty 
Bottles, Empty Dreams: O'Neill's Alcoholic Drama," 
focused on the works of the only American play- 
wright to win the Nobel prize for literature. 

His list of subsequent publications includes 
scholarly works in the Eugene O'Neill Review, for 

which he currently also serves as book review editor, 
as well as articles in mainstream publications includ- 
ing The Boston Globe. He also is working on scripts 
for theater and television, and is currently writing 
a novel for young adults. 

While he continues to write for and about the 
theater, the classroom has become his stage. "Every 
class is another performance," he says, "but the trick 
here is to get more than applause; the trick is to get 
the students to connect with the material." Dr. Bloom 
also teaches courses on the mass media, and will be 
teaching "media criticism" in the Department of 
Humanities in the fall semester. 

Prior to his appointment at Lasell, Dr. Bloom 
was chairperson of the English department at 
Emmanuel College in Boston, and the coordinator of 
the interdisciplinary Communication Arts program, 
where he plied the art and craft of teaching with 
positive results. 

Taking a position at Lasell was an alluring 
prospect, however, since he was looking for greater 
administrative responsibility. "It seems like a good 
fit," he says. "My orientation has long been toward 
blending professionally geared study with a strong, 
core liberal arts experience," a tandem effort for 
which Lasell has garnered increasing attention 
and success. 

"For many years at Emmanuel, I ran the commu- 
nication program designed to assist English majors 

who sought more practical applications for their 
degree following graduation. I've had a great deal 
of experience in combining the two." At Lasell, 
where professional studies are firmly tied to a core 
liberal arts curriculum, Dr. Bloom's experience will 
be invaluable. 

Steven Bloom is excited about joining the Lasell 
community. "I have the sense that by joining the fac- 
ulty at this time at Lasell, I am catching the wave into 
the 21st century at an institution that is doing some 
new and exciting things," he says. "The School of 
Arts and Sciences should provide a liberal arts orien- 
tation that students in other schools at the College 
will find interesting and useful, and from which they 
can benefit. Courses and majors in the arts and sci- 
ences should be broadly applicable to various fields 
so that a student will learn what he or she needs to 
know to succeed in his or her career, and also will 
enjoy the personal benefits of being a well-rounded, 
well-educated person." 

It turns out that Dr. Bloom has a previous posi- 
tive connection to Lasell. His wife, Margie Mitlin, a 
psychiatric social worker, worked as a psychothera- 
pist at Lasell's Health Center during the 1980s. 

For Steven Bloom, the lights are going up on 
what he hopes will be a long and successful run 
at Lasell. *- 



FALL 2000 

Lasell Commencement 2000 


nationally recognized career counselor, brought her crusade for the art of getting what 
one really wants to Lasell College's 145th graduation exercises on Sunday, May 14, 2000. 
Ms. Sher preached her motivational magic to 124 graduates and their families under a 
cloudless, sapphire sky on the College's lush green Taylor field. 

At the ceremonies, President Thomas E. J. de 
Witt awarded Barbara Sher an honorary doctorate of 
humane letters degree. Dr. de Witt cited her "extraor- 
dinary achievements as a champion of the craft of 
goal achievement and teamwork — and her inspira- 
tional leadership in helping people to attain their per- 
sonal and professional dreams." 

In the first year since it was founded in 1851, 
Lasell awarded more baccalaureate degrees than 
associate degrees. (Originally a two-year college, 
Lasell was granted baccalaureate degree-granting 
privileges in 1990.) Of the 124 degrees awarded, 65 
were baccalaureate degrees, and 59 were associate 
degrees. Additionally, Lasell — which became a 
coeducational institution in 1997 — awarded its first 
degrees to male students who enrolled in 1998 in 
associate programs. 

In a speech filled with warmth, honesty, humor, 
and insight, Barbara Sher urged members of her 
audience to hone in on what they love doing to 
find true satisfaction and success, personally and 

Using Benjamin Disraeli's quote, "Most people 
will go to their graves with their music," as a cau- 
tionary aside, Barbara Sher beseeched her audience 
to find a true labor of love. "I believe that every 
human being is incredibly gifted, and that what you 
love doing is what you are gifted at. You owe your 
best work to the rest of us and thaf s the work you 
are going to love the most," she assured. 

"I did what I beg you to do," she continued. "In 
any job I had, I paid attention to what I loved about 
it. And little by little I developed things that were 
uniquely me. One day you will be working really 
hard at something — 16 hours a day without a break 
for lunch — and you will discover that the hard 
work you love to do is the most exciting thing you 
can do on earth. And, then," Sher added with plea- 
sure, "you will have discovered your genius. 

"Your job is to work hard to earn money so you 
can always tell anyone who treats you badly to go 
jump in the lake. Your job is to help other people do 
what you can do and to continue until you find the 
work you adore because then you will be doing 
original work. 

'You are original, you are a national treasure," 
she continued. 'You are poised to do something 
extraordinary. Nobody has given you the math, 
exactly. But I promise it is there. I promise. And 
when you finally find it and start doing the work 
that you love, you will make an enormous contribu- 
tion to this world and the whole world will thank 
you for it." 

With goal achievement and teamwork as her 
mantra, Barbara Sher has developed a devoted fol- 
lowing across North America and Europe through 
her books, seminars, and workshops. A frequent 
guest on television and radio, she has appeared on 
Oprah, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, CNN and Good 
Morning America, and has most recently held court 
on PBS with Creating Your Second Life at Any Age. 

Her first book, Wishcraft: How to Get What You 
Really Want, has sold more than a million copies and 

New York Times best-selling author and career counselor 
Barbara Sher addresses Lasell 2000 graduates at the 
College's 145th commencement. 

has been translated into nine languages. In 1972, Sher 
invented "Success Teams" — small groups in which 
members work together in weekly meetings to iden- 
tify their dreams and help each other make them 
come true. By 1976, the concept was such a hit that 
Sher was being inundated with offers to run work- 
shops and seminars designed to help people create 
teams for success. Today, Sher's teams are operating 
in universities, career centers, Fortune 500 compa- 
nies, and in entrepreneurial associations in Nepal, 
Siberia, Israel, Canada, Thailand, Australia, 
and Bulgaria. 

Channeling people toward things they like to do 
is a Barbara Sher specialty. She accomplishes this by 
hosting problem-solving sessions that free people 
from what she calls "goal-paralysis." Her techniques 
are outlined with humor and common sense in The 
New York Times best-seller, I Could Do Anything If I 
Only Knew What It Was. Her next book, Live the Life 
You Love in Ten Easy Step-by-Step Lessons, earned the 
"Best Motivational Book of the Year" nod from the 
Books For A Better Life Award Commission. 

Barbara Sher is a graduate of the University of 
California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in 
Anthropology, cum laude. Her fieldwork was done 
with the Kwakiuti tribe in Haines, Alaska, in 1959. 
Most recently she received the "Headliner Award" 
from the Association of Women in Communication 

Currently, Barbara Sher is stirring it up with her 
book, It's Only Too Late If You Don't Start Now, How to 
Create Your Second Life at Any Age, an unconventional 
look at the second half of life. Her hilarious hour- 
long PBS special by the same name has been submit- 
ted for an Emmy nomination and is winning acco- 
lades wherever it is shown. 

When she isn't writing, doing television appear- 
ances, and making speeches, Barbara Sher consults 
with clients in her New York and Los Angeles offices 
and travels throughout the world running work- 
shops for professional organizations, colleges, corpo- 
rations, and government agencies. **• 


of the 10th anniversary of the agreement between 
Lasell and its sister college, Yama waki Gakuen 
Junior College, in Tokyo, Japan. "The agreement 
between the two colleges provides for learning 
opportunities for Yamawaki's Japanese students 
who can transfer into regular Lasell programs or 
take part in special programs designed to award 
them a second associate's degree after one year of 
study here," explains Yamawaki's newly 
appointed Director of Special Events, Bob Kates. 

The celebration, which ran from October 9 
through 16, recognized Japanese art, poetry, and 
culture. During the academic year, a number of 
events will be held celebrating the international 
diversity of the College, according to Kates. A 
calendar of events will be listed on the Lasell 
College Web site, at 

Yamawaki's opening exhibit, by photogra- 
pher Kuraku Geiburu, featured photographs tak- 
en around the globe focusing on nature as a cre- 
ator of wonderful works of art. Geiburu, a suc- 
cessful businessman, retired early to devote his 
life to photography and, for the past 10 years, has 
spent much of his time abroad photographing 
scenes of nature and of people that evoke a tran- 
quil feeling on the part of viewers. His exhibit 
opened on October 11 and was followed by an 
artisf s reception on October 13. The exhibit 
remains up until November 1. 

Sosuke Kanda, a creator of haiku poetry, pre- 
sented an introduction to haiku and a reading of 
poems in English as well as Japanese. This event 
took place on Sunday afternoon, October 15, at 
the Yamawaki Center. Mr. Kanda is the author 
of a book, An Owl Hoots, in which 320 of his 
haiku in both Japanese and English appear. He 
is a member of the Haiku Society of America. 

The Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center at Lasell. 

Finally, on Saturday evening, October 14, 
LaseH's Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center host- 
ed a performance of Odaiko New England, one 
of the few Taiko (Japanese drum) groups on the 
east coast. 

Most events at the Yamawaki Art and 
Cultural Center are free and open to the public, 
but reservations are advised since seating is limit- 
ed and offered on a first come, first served basis. 

Bob Kates, in a new, part-time position that 
reports to the President, is responsible for 
arranging exhibits and events for the Center as 
well as limited fundraising activity for programs 
and maintenance of the facility. He conceptual- 
ized and raised funds for the conversion of 
Carter Hall into the Yamawaki Center which 
was formally dedicated October 5, 1993, and 
he has continued to manage the relationship 
with lasell's sister college in Japan. He invites 
people to send any program ideas to him at **- 

FALL 2000 


PEOPLE warn 

Professor Joe Aieta III, 

Department of Liberal Arts, 
who teaches History, 
Philosophy, Religion, and 
Political Science, presented 
a paper in June in Boston at 
the annual conference of 
the World History 
Association. The title of his 
paper was Revisiting the 
Muhammad Industry: An Assessment of Recent 
Biographies of Muhammad with Implications for 
Teaching and Research in World History. Professor 
Aieta also published two book reviews in Volume 5, 
Number 2 of the journal, The European Legacy. The 
first review was of Rivka Feldhay's Galileo and the 
Church: Political Inquisition or Critical Dialogue and 
the other of Jonathan Riley-Smith's The First 
Crusaders, 1095-1131. Professor Aieta has a B.S. 
degree in History from The College of the Holy 
Cross, and two masters' degrees from Brandeis 
University, one in Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, 
and one in Politics. 


Professor Noel R. 
Alexis, chair of the 
Management Information 
Systems program, has been 
elected senior member of 
the Computer and 
Automated Systems 

Last spring, Professor 
Alexis joined with the 
region's leading scientists and engineers to serve 
as a judge at the New York City 2000 Science and 
Technology Expo, at City College of New York; 
and at the Massachusetts State Science Fair at 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 


Cynthia Baron is the newly appointed direc- 
tor of Lasell's Child Study Center at the Barn 
who, as a member of the faculty, teaches Child 
Growth and Development. She comes to Lasell 
from the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, 
where she was the Children's Center director. 
She received her undergraduate degree, a B.S. in 
Elementary Education, from the State University 
of New York, Oswego, and a master's degree in 
Education and Curriculum Instruction from 
Boston College. 

Assistant Professor 
Jill Carey, of the Fashion 
and Design Program, School 
of Business and Information 
Technology, has arranged 
for the Morgan Memorial 
Goodwill, Boston, to lend 
Lasell its unique costume 
collection that features 
clothing and accessories 
from 1840-1960. The collection was moved from 
Boston to the Wolfe building this summer. 

Lasell students will have access to the 
collection under the guidance of Jill Carey. The 
loan comes on the heels of a three-year-long 
collaboration with Morgan Memorial Goodwill. 
Carey has been sorting, dating, appraising, and 
photographing significant items in the collection 

for the organization. "The Fashion Department is 
thrilled by this opportunity and plans on showing 
off parts of the collection at the sesquicentennial 
celebration," Professor Carey explains. 

Professor Carey is a graduate of Skidmore 
College and holds a master's in Education from 
Cambridge College. She teaches Fashion History, 
Color & Design, Visual Merchandising, and 
Fashion & Society at the College. 


Joe Cavanaugh, who teaches Criminology, 
Police and Society, Evidence, Criminal Procedure 
in the Criminal Justice/Legal studies tract, began 
his career at Lasell as a campus police officer in 
1993 and made the move to the classroom when 
the program was launched. 

In addition to teaching at Lasell College, Mr. 
Cavanaugh is an instructor for the Massachusetts 
Criminal Justice Training Council. He is a reservist 
serving with the United States Marine Corps 
Reserve, and still finds time to work part-time as a 
Lasell police officer, although he plans to attend 
law school and pursue teaching on a full-time 
basis. He earned a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement 
and an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Admini- 
stration from Western New England College. 


Assistant Professor and Exercise Physiology 
Chair, Dr. Kimberly Farah's biography was 
recently accepted for inclusion in the 18th edition 
(2001) of Who's Who in the World, published by 


Ruth M. Joseph, Ed.D., has been appointed 
chair of the Education Department in the School of 
Arts and Sciences. Dr. Joseph comes to Lasell from 

Fitchburg State College, in Fitchburg, Massachu- 
setts where she served as chair of the graduate 
program for the master's in Education, and where 
she guided studies offered as off-campus pro- 
grams in Massachusetts and distance learning 
in Bermuda. 

Dr. Joseph received her doctorate in Language 
Arts and Literacy from UMass/Lowell. She also 
holds an M.Ed, degree from Boston College and a 
B.S. degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from 

Ohio University. 


Stephen N. Sarikas, 
Ph.D. , associate profes- 
sor in the Department of 
Science and Mathematics, 
who teaches Anatomy 
and Physiology, Global 
Ecology, Topics in 
Contemporary Science 
and Revolutions in 
Science, spent his sabbati- 
cal leave during the Spring 2000 semester writing 
a laboratory manual for anatomy and physiology. 
"I plan to use the manual in my course, beginning 
this fall and, hopefully, to publish it in the 
future," he says. 


Lasell's new Director of the Center of Public 
Service, Sybil E. Schlesinger, Ph.D., has a passion 
for public service. 'It is a way of life, really," she 
maintains. She hopes to imbue that attitude in 
students, faculty, and staff at Lasell, when she 
officially begins her tenure at the College this fall. 
Among her goals, to institutionalize one- or two- 
day events to make it easier to get involved. 


Vice President of Academic Affairs Arturo 
U. Iriarte, Ph.D. has departed Lasell to become 
vice president of The Education Resource 
Institute (TERI) and executive director of 
TERI's Higher Education Information Center 
(HEIC), of which Lasell is a member. 

In announcing Dr. Marie's resignation to 
the College community, President Thomas de 
Witt said: "While I accepted Arturo's decision 
with regret, I also know that this opportunity is 
uniquely suited to his talents and his long- 
standing interest in access for minorities to 
higher education." 

TERI works to increase the chances for 
people from underprivileged backgrounds to 
obtain college/university degrees, using the 
leverage of its main business, student loans. 
TERI provides numerous free resources, from 
coaching on academics to counseling on college 
choices and financial assistance to open doors 
for personal, intellectual and professional 
growth. HEIC particularly targets first genera- 
tion college-going students, with the help of 
community leaders. 

His primary focus will be on raising funds 
and building community support systems. 


Director of Admission David Eddy has 
accepted the position of Director of Undergrad- 

uate Admission at Drexel University in 
Philadelphia where he will oversee a staff of 50 
while he recruits a new student population of 
2,000. In a community-wide message about 
Eddy's departure, Vice President for Enrollment 
Management Kathleen O'Connor said, "David 
has been a key figure in our enrollment gains of 
the last three years and will be missed by us all." 


Carrissa Templeton '98, who served as 
assistant director of the Lasell Center for Public 
Service, has departed for 
Brooklyn Law School, 
and sends this message 
to the Lasell Community: 

"I wanted to let 
everyone know that there 
will never be a place like 
Lasell for me — after sev- 
en years at Lasell, first as 
a student and then as a staff member, my 
development and growth as an adult has been 
centered here, because of the soul that this 
institution has. Any actions or activities I was 
involved in came from a belief in Lasell, and 
the Center. I am off to Brooklyn Law to focus 
on public interest and international law. Lasell, 
and you, helped me to this point. Thank you 
for being a part of my life." >*• 


FALL 2000 

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For now, though, Dr. Schlesinger is getting the 
lay of land. "We need to look for ways in which 
the Center can provide wonderful opportunities 
for service and learning for students and the entire 
Lasell community," she believes. 

Formerly the head of Literacy Unlimited, at 
the Framingham, Massachusetts Library — an 
all-adult literacy program totally driven by 
volunteers — Dr. Schlesinger is no stranger to 
Lasell. "I taught here part-time in 1996 and 1997. 

"This institution is one of few places for part- 
timers where they are included. We were invited 
to gatherings where we could talk about what we 
were doing in the classroom." She credits 
Humanities Department Chair, Mimi Rediclif f e, 
with "giving us a forum that was really useful." 

A veteran volunteer — "for years and years," 
she says, Dr. Schlesinger considers service a 
"win-win situation." She has tutored children, 
ages six to 18, at the Cleveland Middle School in 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, for two years and has 
done volunteer grant writing for the Center for 
the Arts in Natick. She also started and ran a par- 
ent/toddler group for three years in the Natick 
Unitarian Church. 

She recalls the program conducted in arrange- 
ment with Literacy Unlimited at North Hill, a 
well-known retirement community in Needham, 
Massachusetts, where residents were trained to 
tutor employees to help them polish their English 
speaking and writing skills. 

"Employees and residents found the tutoring 
to be a transforrning experience. There emerged a 
sense of mutual respect among people who got to 
know each other as individuals and who began to 
understand about each others' lives." 

Dr. Schlesinger is a graduate of Hampshire 
College, with a B.A. in Creative Writing, has a 
master's degree in Creative Writing from Stanford 
University, and earned her doctorate degree in 
Political Science from Boston University. 

Dr. Sidney M. Trantham has joined the 
Department of Social Sciences. He fills the vacancy 
in the department created by the departure of Dr. 
Cate Solomon. 

A graduate of Brown University with a 
B.A. in Psychology, Dr. Trantham earned both a 
Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology 
and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical 
Psychology from the University of Florida. 
His doctoral dissertation was titled, "Male 
Psychological Adjustment Related to Early 
Sexual Experiences." 

Dr. Trantham's clinical experience includes 
providing psychotherapy, psychodiagnostic eval- 
uations, and neuropsychological assessment in a 
variety of contexts to ethnically and economically 
diverse clients. He has worked with children and 
adults, in-patients and out-patients, medical and 
psychiatric patients, and neurologically and neu- 
ropsychiarrically impaired patients. A psy- 
chotherapist at Fenway Community Health 
Center, in Boston, Dr. Trantham was a guest lec- 
turer at Lasell last semester, where he focused on 
individual psychological assessment and helped 
students explore the concepts of intelligence and 

Two Elected to Serve as Corporators 

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Trustees elects up to 15 Corporators, recommended by the Alumni Association, to 
serve five-year terms. Corporators act in the furtherance of the educational purposes 
and activities of Lasell College in conjunction with the Board of Trustees. The Board 
of Trustees is pleased to announce the following new corporators: 

Shirley Vara Gallerani '53, 
of Falmouth, Massachusetts, 
is a retired assistant profes- 
sor of Education at Lasell 
College, and is a past direc- 
tor of the Holway Child 
Study Center. She currently 
serves on the Lasell College 
Alumni Association Board 
of Management and is the 
co-chair of entertainment for the Lasell 150 
Sesquicentennial Committee. Ms. Gallerani 
earned her bachelor of science degree from 
Framingham State College and a master of science 
in management from Lesley College. She is also a 
member of the Friends of Falmouth Library. 

Sharon Carley Fitts '62, of 
Framingham, Massachusetts, 
joined the Lasell College 
Alumni Association Board of 
Management in 1988, served 
as president from 1995 
through 1997, and is current- 
ly the vice-chair of the schol- 
arship committee. In addi- 
tion to her contributions to Lasell, Ms. Fitts volun- 
teers with the MetroWest Literacy Program and 
Plymouth Church. She is employed at Brooktrout 
Technologies as an executive assistant. *»• 

Lasell Appoints New Director of 
Donahue Institute 

Assistant professor mary godwyn, ph.d., who recently joined lasell 

to helm the new Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life and teach social sciences in the 
School of Arts and Sciences, was drawn to Lasell because it wasn't big or flashy. 

Dr. Godwyn, who received her doctorate degree 
from Brandeis Unversity, where she has taught in the 
department of Sociology, and a graduate of Wellesley 
College, says she longed for a smaller, more personal 
academic venue in which to teach and promote learn- 
ing as she surveyed the academic landscape to find 
a suitable teaching position. She discovered Lasell 
College and found it to be exactly what she 
was seeking. 

"The fact that Lasell was an older, established 
college that has a wonderful, outside-of-Boston loca- 
tion, was a definite draw," Professor Godwyn con- 
fides. "But more than that, I was impressed when 
department Chair, Felice Gordis, talked to me about 
the student-centered approach the College fostered, 
with its specific emphasis on teaching." Beyond that, 
Mary Godwyn, who did a stint as a part-time instruc- 
tor at Lasell last semester, found "a wonderful, 
motivated student population, with whom it was 
gratifying to interact. 

"The Lasell student population is different from 
the population at Brandeis and Wellesley," she notes. 
"Many Lasell students work and go to school. They 
come from families where, perhaps, they are first- 
generation college students, so they don't take educa- 
tion for granted. 

"I have fallen in love with Lasell students 
because they want to learn so much and are apprecia- 
tive of and receptive to new ideas and new ways of 

thinking. As an instructor, I have the impression that I 
can make a difference in people's lives. Teaching here 
is an incredible opportunity," she says. 

As the director of the Donahue Institute, Mary 
Godwyn is making plans to create "a platform for 
students and the entire Lasell community to engage 
in an open and free dialog" about the important 
issues of the day. "Respectful silence is its own 
tyrant," she says of the sometimes double-edged 
sword that can stifle serious discourse. 

"There are different ways to engage students and 
the community as a whole in talking about social and 
ethical dilemmas. It is okay to start with one point of 
view and have it change in the face of good argument 
and evidence," she believes. Mary Godwyn is always 
amused when politicians are excoriated for changing 
their positions over time on key issues. "It really is the 
rational, intelligent thing to do to change perspectives 
with experience and knowledge," she maintains. 

Plans for the Donahue Institute are still in the 
making, but she visualizes "integrating speakers and 
mini conferences into the entire Lasell curriculum, 
and hopefully, sometime down the line, dovetailing 
the Institute into Lasell's new Honors program, so 
students can research service projects and demon- 
strate their leadership." Mary Godwyn envisions 
speakers and conferences "resounding with what 
faculty are teaching and students are learning in 
the classroom." **- 

FALL 2000 





Emerging Leaders 
Program Flourishes 
at Lasell College 

communities are hotbeds of oppor- 
tunity for budding leaders to hone 
their skills as they find and pursue 
their social and intellectual passions. 
Lasell College has embraced the 
Emerging Leaders program to 
promote the positive qualities of 
effective leadership. 

Graduates of the Emerging Leaders celebrating 
successful completion of the program. 

Offered on college and university cam- 
puses across the country, Emerging Leaders 
is designed to identify leadership potential in 
first- and second-year students and provide 
the training and tools to nurture their talents 
and groom them for leadership roles. 

The Emerging Leaders program was 
introduced to Lasell in 1997 by Kim Eldred, 
director of Student Activities. A growing 
interest in the program, almost from the day 
it was launched, assured its success and pop- 
ularity, according to Eldred. She recalls that 
in the first year the program was offered, 30 
students were nominated to participate, 
while last year, the number jumped to 140 
nominees. Only 35 nominees are accepted 
into the program each year. 

Rachael Spezia-Lucking, former assistant 
director of Student Activities, who has served 
as the program's coordinator and facilitator 
for the past two years, is proud and enthusi- 
astic about the outcomes. "The benefits of 
this program are so far reaching. The 
Emerging Leaders program does so much for 
the Lasell community. It connects the stu- 
dents, faculty, and Office of Student Affairs 
in a way that truly exemplifies connected 

Students are selected through a three- 
step process. In November, members of 
Lasell's faculty and administration are asked 
to nominate students whom they perceive to 

continued on page 14 

Lasell's Camp Colors Celebrates Seventh Year 

HIV/ AIDS, enjoyed a seventh successful year at Rockwell, where it operated from July 31 
through August 11, 2000. 

Sebastian Courtney 

This year's camp — 
which functions as a 
dynamic connected 
learning site for Lasell 
education majors and is 
wholly supported by 
private donations from 
individuals and organi- 
zations including 
Armani Exchange, 
Cooperative Bank, 
Jordan's Furniture, Harcourt Brace Books, and 
Stride Rite — hosted 20 children from the greater 
Boston area — ages three to seven. 

The camp was under the direction of Ginny 
Courtney, R.N., who for the seventh consecutive 
year donated two weeks of vacation time from 
New England Medical Center's Newborn 
Intensive Care 
Unit. Another full- 
time registered 
nurse, and eight 
paid student coun- 
selors carefully 
trained in universal 
precautions, provid- 
ed the children with 
a safe and joyful 
space in which to 
run and play. 

Among the 
Lasell students and 
alumni who partici- 
pated as counselors 
were: Tashanna 
Simmons '02, 
Christine Nelson '01, 
Carissa Templeton '98, 
Urit Chaimovitz '98, 
and Sheri Whitney '95. 

This year's full 
schedule included an 
annual Pony Day, 
when the children are 
treated to rides on 
ponies that are brought 
to the campus, and a 
special visit by the 
broadcast van of Radio 
Disney, the national chil- 
dren's radio network 
with affiliates in 14 mar- 
kets, including one in 
Boston (WPZE-AM 1260). 
The visit was made pos- 
sible with a donation by 
Armani Exchange. 

"Our focus at the camp is on making it a real- 
ly fun experience for the children, with many 
learning opportunities built in," says Courtney. 

Ginny Courtney and her husband Kevin are 
the proud parents of 10-year-old Sebastian, and 

recently adopted, 18-month old Lucas, who is HIV 
positive. Sebastian, who also has health problems, 
and is thoroughly enjoying his big brother role, 
has been attending the camp since its inception in 
1993. "Actually, he's been more successful raising 
funds for the camp than I have," she laughs. "I'm 

Ginny Courtney's "secret weapon" writes 
his own fund raising letters and recently secured 
a donation of new sneakers for all 20 campers 
from Stride Rite. "He also sent a note to Rosie 
O'Donnell requesting funds for the camp, and she 
actually called back, but it was the last day of 
camp last year, and they never made the connec- 
tion," Ginny Courtney reports. A call back to the 
station yielded a "gatekeeper" operator instead of 
the television celebrity. "Maybe we'll get through 
this year," Courtney muses. 

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find out how you can help, please contact Ginny 
Courtney by email at *»• 


FALL 2000 



Lasell College Students Head for London 


'70, vice president for Business and Finance, and her daughter E.J. set out on June 24 for 
St. Martins College to participate in Lasell's first study abroad program in England. 

a series of seminars, lectures, interactive intern- 
ships, and write a reflective journal on then- 
experience that will, when they have successfully 
completed the program, earn them three credits 
toward graduation. 

The participating students represented a 
range of academic majors, from education, crimi- 
nal justice, and human services to fashion mer- 
chandising, and business. The host college 
designed a course of study that was uniquely 
British, and related to each student's major. The 
criminal justice major spent a day observing how 
England's penal system works, while the human 
services majors spent time in an elder care facility. 

Evelyn Garcia '03, a fashion merchandising 
major from Newton, Massachusetts was particu- 
larly enthusiastic about her experience. "I would 
most definitely go again! The program director at 
St. Martins was very accommodating. We all had 
a great academic experience." Garcia spent a day 
at a textile mill, gaining hands-on experience card- 
ing, washing, and spinning wool into yarn. "1 had 
just taken a textile course last semester, but hav- 
ing the opportunity to go to a working mill was 
wonderful. There's nothing like it." 

"Based on the success of this trip," says 
Winter, "we want to nurture our relationship with 
St. Martins College, expand the program, and 
strengthen the cross-cultural ties." Looking for- 
ward, Winter hopes to see, "a visiting professor, 
and exchange students here on our campus." **• 

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Abroad Program 2000. 

"It was a terrific adventure, especially for the 
students — some had never flown before, let 
alone traveled abroad," said Winter. "They 
became a very cohesive group, each of whom 
seemed to take full advantage of the program." 

St. Martins College, similar in enrollment to 
Lasell, is located on two separate campuses, with 
the students spending a week at each location. 
"We spent the first week at the Lancaster campus, 
which features lovely old stone buildings," said 
Winter, "and the second week on the Ambleside 
campus, which is situated on a hill overlooking 
England's lake country. The view from campus is 
truly gorgeous." 

The study abroad program is designed to pro- 
vide the students with a cross-cultural and acade- 
mic experience. The students are required to take 

Joanna Winslow '01 



26 Winslows who have either attended Lasell College or served the College in some capacity," 
says Joanna Winslow '01, who represents the fourth generation of Winslows to share a connec- 
tion to the school. 

■ Having grown up in 

Littleton, Massachusetts, 
Joanna always knew about 
Lasell College and her family's 
ties to the institution. Her 
grandfather, Donald Winslow, 
is a trustee emeritus of the 
College, and was actually born 
on the campus. Her great- 
grandfather, Dr. Guy M. Winslow, came to Lasell 
Seminary in 1898 as a science teacher. He became 
principal and later president of Lasell before he 
retired in 1947. During his years, the school grew to 
more than 500 students and changed from Seminary 
to Junior College. He married Clara Austin, teacher of 

Joanna Winslow '01 

English and Latin at Lasell. Their four children 
remained active at Lasell throughout their lives. 

For her, the Winslow legacy carried some weight. 
Still, when it came time for Joanna to think about col- 
lege, she applied to five different schools, ranging in 
size and location. Lasell was on the list of potential 
choices. "While the strong family connection did play 
a role, there was never any pressure for me to select 
Lasell College. Ultimately the decision was mine," 
she recalls happily. "But, when I came to orientation, 
I felt like I fit in. Lasell was the right place to be." 

As a freshman entering in the fall of 1997, 

See WINSLOW '01 
continued on page 17 

Valentine Hall 

AlS they say in the food 

business, the newly renovated Valentine 
Hall is going to have lots of "WOW!" 
The dining facility at Lasell College is 
getting far more than a face-lift. 

Dining Hall 

Valentine Hall under construction. 

According to Mary Anne Conroy-Miller, 
general manager and director of food service at 
Lasell College, "the renovations feature state-of- 
the-art equipment and technology that will vast- 
ly improve our capacity to deliver a wide vari- 
ety of food to the students." 

The project started two years ago when 
Conroy-Miller, in collaboration with the 
College's architect, Paul McNeely of Jeremiah 
Eck, Inc., and Sodexho Marriott Services' 
designer Lisa May, set out to create a student- 
friendly, fully appointed dining facility. Conroy- 
Miller and May selected the new kitchen and 
food preparation equipment as the first step in 
the process. McNeely then designed the archi- 
tectural shell around the core requirements of 
the new dining room. 

"The finished dining hall will have a very 
Jetsons' look to it — futuristic, clean, and bold," 
Conroy-Miller says enthusiastically. "We select- 
ed strong primary colors accented by lots of 
chrome, aluminum, and stainless steel." 

The menu will expand exponentially 
because of the new equipment. "I have to start 
thinking outside the box," says Conroy-Miller. 
"Before, I was confined to only certain foods, but 
now, the opportunities are unlimited. Food ser- 
vice, when done right, awakens all the senses — 
you see it, hear it, touch it, smell it, and of course, 
taste it." The renovation is also necessitated by 
the significant increase in the number of resident 
students, up 100% in just three years. 

Come the fall, Lasell students will not just be 
eating their three squares in Valentine Hall, but 
enjoying an all around sensory experience. **- 

FALL 2000 




A Conversation with the Dean of Lasell Village 


Lasell Village, doesn't worry about sounding like Polly anna, that unquenchably optimistic 
literary character who transforms the lives of somber adults with her persistent faith in 
the "glad game." 

As the chief education and programming officer 
at Lasell Village — the only full-time dean in the 
country for a continuing care retirement com- 
munity — Dr. Panchuck good-naturedly exhibits 
many of the classic literary heroine's positive attrib- 
utes in her daily life at the new, cutting-edge, contin- 
uing care retirement community that boasts a built-in 
lifelong learning requirement. "Our population has a 
different motivation for learning than the traditional- 
age student," Dr. Panchuck explains. 'It is for the 
sheer enjoyment and fulfillment of learning that 
Village residents participate, not for the grade. That 
makes what I do all the more satisfying. The work 
becomes its own direct reinforcement," she confides. 
Which explains why it is not at all unusual for Dr. 

Pete Peterson... 

Pete Peterson and President Tom de Witt at 
dedication of Pete's Place. 

Lasell Trustee and Chairman of the 
Board of Lasell Village, Osier "Pete" L. 
Peterson, was one of the true believers in the 
Lasell Village concept when the unique 
retirement community was but a gleam in 
everyone's eye. His steadfast devotion to 
the project was recently celebrated with a 
dedication of the convenience store at the 
Village named in his honor. 

A permanent plaque at the site is 
inscribed: "Pete's, named in honor of Osier 
Tete' L. Peterson, chairman of the board, 
Lasell Village, Inc., 1991-2000. In recognition 
of his tireless efforts to make Lasell Village 
a reality. June 20, 2000." »* 

Panchuck — a self-proclaimed "morning person" — 
to be seen interacting with Lasell Village residents 
throughout the day and late into the evening, over- 
seeing daily activities, and keeping a watchful eye 
on the growing roster of Village programming. She 
works diligently, not only on programming and resi- 
dence guidance that involve the lifelong learning 
aspects of Village residency, but also on building 
strong rapport with and among the "Village people," 
as she affectionately calls them. "I will work 16 hours 
a day as long as I can feel if s the best day's work I 
can do," she says adamantly. 

"I have an enormous sense of responsibility 
toward those who live and work here and I want to 
help provoke and invigorate the interaction that our 
new residents really need. My fulfillment comes 
from seeing our vision for the Village coming into 
being, with mortar and brick, with residents and 
staff, and with faculty and students," Dr. Panchuck 
says. "The focus on living and learning is the defin- 
ing characteristic at Lasell Village, and one that 
makes this continuing care community truly unique 
among retirement communities." 

She continues, "The philosophy behind the 
Village's learning program is that learning is not a 
chore or task, or even a specified activity. Rather, it is 
an approach to life in which we pursue interests and 
goals that have meaning to us and that, therefore, 
expand our understanding of ourselves and the 
world in which we live. The Village offers residents 
the exciting opportunity to continue their interest in 
lifelong learning." 

Among the keystone attractions at Lasell Village 
is the promise of elders working side-by-side with 
traditional-age college students in their learning 
and living experiences, for their mutual enrichment 
and satisfaction. 

"We already have intergenerational experiences 
happening," Dr. Panchuck explains. "Young people 
on the staff are here daily, interacting with residents. 
Four Lasell student interns are scheduled to be here 
starting this fall. A student in healthcare administra- 
tion will be participating in the early stages of open- 
ing the skilled health care center. He will assist 
Andrea Sklencar, our skilled nursing facility admin- 
istrator, in licensing procedures, observe and partici- 
pate in client interviews, and get a close up and per- 
sonal look at what health care aclininistration is real- 
ly about." The three other students, who are majors 
in psychology and sociology, are working in resi- 
dence services and educational programming. 

Additionally, since a number of Lasell Village 
residents indicated their wish to learn how to 
use computers, a squad of four Lasell students is 
conducting one-on-one tutorials with residents. Their 
job is to provide Village residents with self-paced 
instruction that moves them along from the simplest 
aspects of how to turn on the machine and use the 

Paula Panchuck, Ph.D., dean of Lasell Village. 

mouse to the basics of keyboard operation, helping 
them graduate to a more formal, introductory class 
taught by Lasell College or Village computer faculty. 

As Dean of the Village, Paula Panchuck is grati- 
fied to be using her teaching skills to support her 
other, newer responsibilities. Under her direction, 
the Village has created 15 different options in com- 
pleting a learning plan. A worksheet is included in 
each resident's handbook and Dr. Panchuck spends 
time going over the lifelong learning philosophy, 
identifying options for learning, and assisting with 
learning choices with her Village residents. 

Lifelong learning experiences can include con- 
tinued employment and fitness endeavors, 
Elderhostel activities, involvement in organizations 
at the Village, tutoring or mentoring students, and 
pursuing an interest in the arts. 

One of Dr. Panchuck's burning passions is find- 
ing ways to integrate individuals' learning experi- 
ences into the intellectual life of the community. 
"Sharing your learning with others is the true 
objective; the challenge is helping our community 
of learners to keep track and demonstrate to others 
what they're doing without being intrusive on their 
private lives." 

The result of shared learning would be encour- 
aging an artist to show his or her work; asking a 
pianist to offer a recital; or inviting a poet to provide 
residents with an evening of recitation. 

Lasell Village's ongoing programming also 
includes a full schedule of lectures, short courses, 
and book groups. Recently, the Village offered a 
two-day seminar on Van Gogh, followed by a trip 
to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Boston Museum of 
Fine Arts. 

Kent Miller, a part-time Lasell faculty member, 
offers a course called "Theater Works," in which a 
play like The Tempest is read and discussed, with 
class members offering ideas on how they would 
stage the play. A field trip to see an actual perfor- 
mance of the play allows class participants to see 
whether any of their staging choices are incorporat- 
ed. "The goal with all of our programming," says Dr. 
Panchuck, "is to encourage both the academic and 
the social to provide the essentials of a satisfying, 
enriching life here." **■ 




FALL 2000 



Moving in Realizes Long-held Dream 


'iNALLY, AFTER NEARLY 10 YEARS of planning and preparing, Lasell Village — 
the innovative continuing care retirement community with its built-in, lifelong learning 
component — welcomed its first two unit residents on May 15, 2000. 

"We wanted to find a home in which we 
could settle, where nobody would have to worry 
about our future," she says, recalling the difficulty 
her mother faced in her last years, when she had 
to be moved several times because of declining 

"Our two sons think this is a wonderful 
move," says Mrs. Dolliver. "I told them we should 
give them a picture of Lasell Village for Christmas 
because, really, this is our gift to them, a place 
they know we can settle in and remain no matter 
what happens." 

Ann Mignosa recruited brother Frank Gianino 
and son Larry to help with the move. "This move 
is about my mother being in an environment she 
knows and loves. Here she is close to people she 
knows and there's the added comfort of the secu- 
rity and peace of mind that comes with having all 
these services 

Ann Mignosa recruited brother Frank Gianino and son 
Larry, a Maryland resident, to help with the move. 

The move-in, by Ann Mignosa '87 and 
Harvey and Winnie Dolliver, was the joyful actu- 
alization of their long-held dream to resettle their 
lives in an environment rich with options for liv- 
ing and learning in a safe, secure setting devoid of 
the burdens of home maintenance or the worries 
of long-term health care. 

As a continuing care retirement community, 
Lasell Village offers the peace of mind of knowing 
that state-of-the-art, skilled nursing care is avail- 
able without ever having to leave the Village. 
Onsite preventive health care services, as well as 
wellness and exercise programs, are also available 
through the Village's health center. 

In the midst of unpacking and directing 
movers to position key pieces of furniture and 
cherished mementos according to their carefully 
prepared floor plan, Winnie Dolliver mused with 
Lasell Village's Move-in Director, Marcia 
Freedlich, about the couple's decision to make the 
move from a private, three-bedroom Colonial in 
Needham to the smaller confines of their bright, 
sun-filled apartment at Lasell Village. 

bundled togeth- 
er," said Larry. 
One of the 
first to sign up 
for a unit at the 
Village, Ann 
Mignosa, must 
keep pinching 
herself to make 
sure the move- 
in is for real. 
years in the 
making," she 
says about the 
Village. "And 
finally, here we 
are," she says, grinning broadly. 

"We wanted to 

find a home in 

which we could 

settle, where 

nobody would 

have to worry 

about our future 

-Winnie Dolliver 




Approved last spring by the College's 
Curriculum Committee, "the Honors 
Program emphasizes the Lasell hallmarks 
of student-centered teaching, connected 
learning, social responsibility, and creates 
an environment that meets the needs of 
committed, enthusiastic students," accord- 
ing to Lisa Harris, the Honors Program 
interim director and associate dean for the 
School of Allied Health. 

The program is designed to encourage 
students to explore broadly across disci- 
plines, probe deeply in their chosen field of 
study, and develop critical thinking skills. 
"Facility in synthesis of complex ideas, appli- 
cation of knowledge to real world problems, 
and collaboration with peers and faculty are 
developed and refined," says Professor 
Harris, who adds that faculty teaching in the 
Honors Program are already "designing 
exciting courses" to stimulate the intellectual 
interests of their students. This year, for 
instance, Honors students will be able to par- 
ticipate in courses that focus on community 
building, changes, and leadership. 

Entrance criteria include a combination 
of high school GPA, SAT scores, class rank, 
and demonstrated ability to engage in chal- 
lenging learning experiences. For sopho- 
mores and transfer students, admission 
entails recommendation by a faculty mem- 
ber, completion of the Honors Program 
application, review by the Honors 
Committee, and a 3.5 overall cumulative 
grade point average. 

Students accepted into the program 
"will have opportunities to be involved in 
unique learning experiences ending with a 
capstone course in their last year requiring 
students to perform research or inquiry that 
will be presented to the community at 
large," Dean Harris explains. 

Students interested in participating in 
the Honors Program are required to com- 
plete eight courses in the Honors Program 
and be awarded honors designation on their 
diploma. The eight courses include five 
required courses and three honors electives 
or directed studies. 

The five required Honors courses are: 
Writing I, Honors Colloquia, Honors 
Seminar, Honors Leadership Seminar, and 
Honors Capstone Course. Additionally, stu- 
dents must select three honors courses, two 
of which must be at the 200 level or higher 
and have an honors designation. 

Students will be mentored in shaping 
their own learning and participate in com- 
munity service to build leadership skills and 
responsibility. Through a mix of discussions, 
field explorations, independent and collabo- 
rative projects, and personal attention, 
Lasell's new Honors Program will provide 
opportunities for students to discover a life- 
long love of learning and independent think- 
ing. "Designation as a Lasell Honor student 
represents a high level of academic achieve- 
ment and celebrates unique initiative and 
responsibility," says Lisa Harris. »• 

Moving vans converge on the Village square during the first wave of move-ins. 

FALL 2000 



Director of Athletics 
Kristy Walter 

Message from the 
Director of Athletics 


we have witnessed the tremendous 
expansion of the Athletic Department, both 
in terms of student participation and the 
number of varsity teams. 

While it is gratifying 
to see the Lasell commu- 
nity embrace and sup 
port the athletic pro- 
grams, it is also time we 
paused to consider how 
this growth impacts our 
vision and goals. It is 
most important that we 
define the core values 
that will serve to guide us as we continue to 
celebrate our growth. 

Let us consider the Lasers considerable 
success, and our highly regarded conference 
affiliations. Lasell College is an active member 
of the NCAA Division m and sponsors 12 
varsity teams, a member of the North Atlantic 
Conference (NAC), the Eastern College Athletic 
Conference (ECAC), the New England Women's 
Lacrosse Association (NEWLA), and the Massa- 
chusetts Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 
for Women (MAIAW). During the 1999-2000 sea- 
son, four of Lasell's teams finished second in the 
NAC and four more qualified for the semi-finals. 
Lasell was the only college in the conference to 
have a team represented in the final four of each 
NAC sponsored championship. We boasted 
19 All-Conference Players, 11 All-Tournament 
Players and seven Players of the Week. 

Impressive statistics, and yes, everyone loves 
to win. Don't get me wrong, I want Lasell College 
to be a respected competitor and I want to win 
championships, too. But, there are far more bene- 
fits to college athletics than simply tallying up the 
wins and losses. 

One of the primary goals of this athletic 
department is to foster the development of young 
student/athletes and to teach them how to suc- 
ceed with honor and integrity. Student/athletes 
have the unique opportunity to put what they 
learn in competition into action. The playing 
fields and the gymnasium are "classrooms" for 
our athletes. Our student/athletes learn the value 
of teamwork and the rewards of hard work. 
When faced with adversity, they must demon- 
strate self-control. They must develop the skills to 
handle multiple responsibilities, to prioritize, and 
to set goals. And, perhaps most importantly, they 
must learn how to win honorably and to lose 
graciously. These are valuable life lessons that 
make athletics a key component of the student/ 
athletes' education. 

As the Lasell Lasers continue to grow and 
succeed, the coaches and staff are more commit- 
ted than ever to the education and growth of 
our student/athletes. >*■ 

Spring Sports 2000 Season in Review 




Lasell College softball team made their first 
spring-break trip to Florida this year, and 
although success didn't come in the form of wins, 
it certainly made a difference in their overall readi- 
ness for the 
season. The 
team fin- 
ished 18-16 
overall, and 
13-2 in the 
— the 
team's best 
ever, with 
the most 
Strong hit- 
ting from 
Lord '00, of 
ME (.603 
average, 31 RBI's), Jaime Frederiksen '00 of 
Brighton, MA (.471 batting average, 36 RBI's, 9 
doubles, 5 triples, 2 HR), and freshman Wendi 
DeFilippo '03 of Waltham, MA (.593 batting aver- 
age, 25 RBI's) was the backbone of the team's suc- 
cess. Strong pitching by freshman 
Jenn Stanley '03, of East Greenwich, RI, and Sara 
Wolfgang '03, of Fairhaven, MA, also changed 
the composition of the team this year. Lord, 
Fredricksen, and DeFilippo were named to the 
All-Conference Team for the Lasers for their 
performance this year. Lord was also named 
student/ athlete of the year, and to the North 

Lasell softball in action. 


• The Lasers men's lacrosse team averaged the 
most goals/game of any NCAA Division HI team 
with 18 goals/game. 

• The Lasers softball team's batting average was 
third in the NCAA with a team average of .407. 

• This is the first time that Lasell has been among 
the top ten in any category in the NCAA. 

Atlantic Conference All- Academic Team. 


From their 7-7 season last year to 10-3 this 
spring, men's lacrosse continues to improve their 
record, and strengthen their schedule. In their sec- 
ond year of existence, Coach Tyska still had a 
very young and inexperienced team. However, 
they proved they could hold their own, and of 
their three losses, two were by only one goal. The 
team averaged 18 goals per game and sophomore 
goalie Paul Lively '02, of Frederick, MD, recorded 
an impressive 235 saves. Attack Jeff Bradford '02, 
of Hampstead, MD, and midfielder Eric 
Lewandowski '02, of Floral Park, NY, led the 
Lasers in scoring. Bradford netted 32 goals and 21 
assists, while Lewandowski posted 47 goals and 

Two Lasell lacrosse players get a pep talk from their coach. 


Combining initiative, resourcefulness, determi- 
nation, and desire, three of the Lasell Lasers varsity 
teams are pulling together to raise money to fund 
team trips, training camps, and purchase equipment. 
With a team-first attitude, the softball team is plan- 
ning a spring training camp in Florida. The men's 
soccer team has their sights set on a trip to Italy, and 
the basketball team hopes to purchase new practice 
gear, shoes, and warm-up suits. 

The softball team worked hard all last year rais- 
ing money for their first spring training trip to Ft. 
Myers, Florida. With plans to return in the spring of 
2001, the team will continue to hold car washes, sell 
final exam kits, hold concessions at the basketball 
games, and even put up some of their own money to 
make the trip happen. 

Last spring, the team played nine games in six 
days. Although they did not come home with a win- 
ning record, the players bonded as a team. Some 
alumni in the area were there to see the Lasers in 
action. The spring training trip will become an annu- 
al part of the softball program and will aid in the 
development of a competitive team. 

Meanwhile, the men's soccer team is planning 
a summer 2001 preseason-training trip to Italy. 
The trip will take the team to such famous training 
grounds as Coverciano and the Rome Sports Center. 
Included in the trip will be clinics by some of Italy's 
top coaches, as well as friendly matches with local 
club teams. This all-inclusive package is being put 
together by Globe Web Sports of Toronto. The team 
is currently in the midst of a massive fund raising 
campaign in order to defray the cost of the trip. The 
trip will coincide with the first four-year graduating 
class of men to have entered Lasell in 1998. 

Finally, the first annual "Drive for Hoops" golf 
tournament was held October 6, 2000 to help raise 
funds for the men's and women's basketball pro- 
grams at Lasell. The golf outing participants teed off 
at Putterham Meadows golf course in Brookline, 
MA. The teams solicited local businesses for spon- 
sorships and prizes. The earnings from this event 
will supplement funds for the teams' practice gear, 
shoes, and warm-up suits. 

Hats off to these Lasell student/athletes who are 
taking teamwork to the next level. *+ 



FALL 2000 


2000-2001 Season Preview 


Head Coach Cathy Kidd foresees a challeng- 
ing fall season, as the Lasers women's soccer team 
has heightened the competition, facing new oppo- 
nents such as Brandeis University and Fitchburg 
State College. However, with a roster of young 
talent and solid new recruits, if the Lasers young 
team comes together, as Coach Kidd predicts, 
they could win the conference championship. 


Head Coach Giovanni A. Pacini and Assistant 
Coach Jeff Hallenbeck look forward to the 2000 
season with the goal of continuing to compete at 
the national level, and to secure a conference cham- 
pionship. "I can't help but be very pleased with the 
rapid development of my players," states Coach 
Pacini. "It is a tribute to their wanting to become a 
top level program, and if you look at our results 
last year, it's easy to see we are on our way!" 


Entering Lasell's third season of cross-country 
competition, Head Coach Hanna Bruno is looking 
to build on last year's success. With a strong 
core of returning runners, Coach Bruno hopes 
to capitalize on the new talent in the wings. The 
future for this growing program continues to 
look promising. 


Coach Jessica Cormier can't wait for the fall 
2000 season to start. In addition to the several 
returning players, she has a talented group of 
recruits coming onboard. With a larger team, 
six more games added to their schedule, and 
the addition of two new assistant coaches, the 
women's field hockey team looks forward to 
building a stronger, more competitive program. 


Coach Mary Tom is expecting the return of 
five starters for the 2000 season and is eagerly 
anticipating the addition of talented recruits. The 

added depth will help the Lasers become an 
even stronger competitor. The main goal of the 
2000 squad will be to win the North Atlantic 
Conference championship. The 2000 schedule 
includes tournaments at Johnson & Wales 
University, Eastern Connecticut State 
University, and Connecticut College. 


Eight players will be returning for the 
Lasers next year, complemented by a group of 
talented recruits. Coach Tracey Downs and the 
team have their sights set on the North Atlantic 
Conference championship, and an improved 
overall record. The women will be facing 
stronger competition with the addition of Curry 
College, Tufts University, and NCAA partici- 
pant Eastern Nazarene College to the non-con- 
ference schedule. 


'Transition" is the buzzword surrounding 
Lasell College men's basketball. With the depar- 
ture of Head Coach Mike Catapano, the reins 
have been turned over to two-year assistant 
Chris Harvey. "We plan to bring back the 'run 
and gun' style that we featured in the 1998-1999 
season," says Harvey — a style that featured a 
pressure defense and a fifth place national rank- 
ing in three-point field goal percentage. Coach 
Harvey goes on to say, "Our kids want more 
than a NAC championship — they want to 
prove that they belong on a higher level." 


First-year Head Coach Chris Lanfear hopes 
to be more competitive for the upcoming year in 
the region, and in the NECVA Conference. All 
eight varsity players will be returning, and 
incoming recruits will add the needed height 
and numbers to the growing men's volleyball 


Lasell College confers special recognition to the student/athlete. Requiring the students to 

maintain a 3.0 GPA or better, and 

earn 12 credits, the College would like to commend the following 

students who have achieved Student /Athlete Honor Roll for the 

spring semester 2000. 


Aiello, Missy *'03 

Kelleher, Ryan* '03 

Polimeno, Lauren '00 

Batista, Gus '02 

Langelier, Lisa '02 

Quinones, Sarah '02 

Beaupre, Matt* '03 

LeBlanc, Danielle* '03 

Rabel, Beginald* '03 

Bernstein, Keith '02 

Lesnick, Jennifer '02 

Ramadon, Katie* '03 

Cameron, Tracey '01 

Lewandoski, Eric '02 

Sheppard Monica* '03 

Csekovsky, Kristen* '03 

Lewis, Heidi '01 

Silviera, Bryan '02 

DeFilippo, Wendi* '03 

Lively, Paul '02 

Smith, Brian '02 

Ehergartner, Alex* '03 

Lord, Katherine '00 

Smith, Siobhan '01 

Fevrier, Lawens '02 

Marquart, Mark* '03 

Stanley, Jennifer* '03 

Goicoecha, Kristy '01 

McCook, Casey* '03 

Strandson, Christina* '03 

Gooding, Eduardo '02 

McGrath, Tania*'03 

Sylvester, Tricia* '03 

Hartley, Katie* '03 

Mitchell, Stephanie*'03 

Vanderwerken, Jarrod '02 

Hogan, Daniel* '02 

Norton, Mike* '03 

Williams, Stephanie* '03 

Hufnagel, Chris '02 

Odiorne, Tina* '03 

Wilson, Melissa '01 

Johnson, Kiplee '00 

Peros, Kristina* '03 

*first year student 

Coaches' Update 

As Lasell College's athletic programs 
expand, so does the need to bring new staff 
on board and promote talented assistant 
coaches. The Lasell College community 
extends its warmest welcome to the follow- 
ing new coaches, and commends the promo- 
tion of Chris Harvey to head men's basket- 
ball coach. 


Christopher Lanfear will take over as 
head coach of the Lasers men's volleyball 
team for the 2000-2001 season. He was a 
player-coach at Tufts University, where the 
club team was consistently in the top five in 
regional competition. Coach Lanfear received 
his bachelor's degree from Tufts University 
and his MBA from Northeastern University. 


Two huge assets to the field hockey 
team this year are the addition of assistant 
coaches Sarah Palfy and Kelly Sullivan. 

Sarah Palfy, a 1999 Bentley College 
graduate with a degree in mathematical sci- 
ences, was a member of the field hockey 
team. During her years at Bentley, Palfy 
helped lead the team to three Northeast 10 
Conference championships, and the Eastern 
College Athletic Conference championship 
her senior year. 

Kelly Sullivan, a 1996 graduate of 
Bentley College earning a BS in accounting, 
was a four-year starter, and broke numerous 
goal-keeping records. A former assistant 
coach at Bentley, Sullivan will focus on 
developing the goalkeepers' skills this fall. 


Jeffrey Hallenbeck will serve as assistant 
men's soccer coach starting this fall season. A 
graduate of Eastern Nazarene College with a 
degree in Physical Education, Hallenbeck was 
a four-year player for now Lasell College Head 
Coach Giovanni A. Pacini. 'Jeff has proven to 
be an enthusiastic and knowledgeable coach, 
just as he was a player," says Coach Pacini. 
"He will be a great asset to our program." 


After two years as 
associate head coach, 
Chris Harvey was ele- 
vated to head coach for 
the 2000-2001 season. 
Coach Harvey graduat- jf f V~~ s ^ 
ed in 1994 from ML 

Worcester State College, Coach Chris Harvey, 
and earned his master's 
degree in 1998 from Boston University in 
sports administration. Before joining the 
Lasers, Coach Harvey served as varsity 
assistant basketball coach at Somerville 
High School from 1994-1997. 

FALL 2000 



Katharine A. Urner '83, 
director of Campaign 
and Gift Planning. 


Ql'm worried about the stock market. 
Some of my investments have grown 
dramatically, but this can't last forever. I 
would like to make a gift to the Lasell 150 
Campaign. Any suggestions? 

A The wild ride in the stock market dur- 
. ing recent months has many of our 
readers feeling a bit queasy. Speculative 

"" stocks 
made some of us 
feel wealthy 
overnight, only to 
be plunged back 
into reality the 
next day. 
Investment 101 
theory says that 
there are two main 
ways to protect 
yourself from the eccentricities of the stock 
market: (1) have a long time horizon; and 
(2) diversify your portfolio. 

If you are a relatively young investor, 
you can simply ride out the bumps, secure 
in the knowledge that the stock market on 
average offers the best return on invest- 
ment over time. However, if you are trying 
to live off the income from your invest- 
ments now, investment diversity should be 
your mantra. A growing number of Lasell 
alumni have established charitable gift 
annuities at the College as a way to get a 
secure, fixed income stream into their 
investment mix. 

Gift annuities involve a simple, one- 
page agreement between the donor and 
Lasell College, whereby the donor agrees to 
make a gift of cash or marketable securities 
to Lasell, and Lasell agrees to pay the 
donor (or her designated beneficiary) a set 
dollar amount every year for life. The pay- 
ment stream to the donor is not affected by 
the investment performance of the gifted 
amount. The annual dollar amount 
received by the donor will remain the same 
throughout the contract, and the full faith 
and credit of Lasell College back the pay- 
ments. At the end of the contract, the 
remainder is used for charitable purposes 

continued on page 13 

Theresa Bergeron Hoyt '45 

Bergeron Hoyt '45 approaches life with an infectious enthusiasm and generosity 
of spirit. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Lasell alumna's journey from her 
graduation in 1945 to today has been replete with professional and personal 

"I really grew up at Lasell and made lifelong 
friends who have been most important to me. I will 
always be grateful for everything that Lasell gave 
me," says Mrs. Hoyt. 

Terry Hoyt has never forgotten her time at 
Lasell. Recently, to demonstrate her gratitude to 
the College for times well spent and education well 
earned, she generously established a gift annuity 
of over $28,000 for the Winslow Hall Renovation 
Project to ensure that Lasell continues to provide 
the kind of opportunities from which she benefited, 
and which ultimately helped her navigate a 
successful career. 

Growing up and attending school in Bristol, 
Connecticut, Mrs. Hoyt always harbored a dream 
to attend college. However, she graduated from 
high school during the war, which proved to be a 
trying time for the family. "I had three brothers 
who were in the service at the time, and I felt a 
duty to my parents to stay home after I graduated 
from high school. So, I went directly to work at 
General Motors." 

Yet, one Sunday after church, while Terry Hoyt 
was enjoying the company of some friends, she 
received a message from her mother to come home 
immediately. She arrived home and was greeted 
with the news that her father had enrolled her at 
Lasell Junior College. Mrs. Hoyf s parents had 
made all the arrangements secretly in order to sur- 
prise her. Two days later, Terry Hoyt arrived on 
campus to begin the next chapter of her life. 

"I will always be indebted to my parents for 
making the many sacrifices that allowed me to 
attend Lasell," Terry Hoyt says fondly. As it turned 
out, her father could not have made a better choice 
for his daughter. 

Terry Hoyf s time at Lasell was packed with 
wonderful experiences — most notable, she 
emphasizes, was the superior education she 
received. "I took many different courses taught by 
some wonderful teachers." 

Mrs. Hoyt remembers two professors in partic- 
ular. "One was a wonderful teacher and a fine gen- 
tleman and my accounting teacher, Miss May, 
became a dear friend of mine over the years." 

During her senior year, Terry Hoyt lived in 
Chandler, and served as treasurer. "Little did I 
know then, this was a volunteer post that has 
seemed to follow me ever since. I am currently 
treasurer of my photography club," she laughs. 

Returning home to Bristol after graduation, 
Mrs. Hoyt began a long and rewarding career with 
Southern New England Telephone Company 
(SNET). Starting as a secretary, Terry Hoyt was 
soon transferred to the business office and rapidly 
moved up through the ranks. Her career took 
another turn when she was promoted to Telephone 
Usage Counselor, a position that required her to 
travel all over Connecticut to train the telephone 
company's largest corporate customers. "I discov- 



' ¥ 

Terry Bergeron Hoyt '45 celebrates at Reunion 2000. 

ered I was a born ham! Making presentations to 
large audiences didn't faze me in the least. We 
stayed in the finest hotels and had all the benefits 
of a generous expense account. I loved it!" After six 
years on the road, Mrs. Hoyt was again promoted 
to assistant manager of data systems. Mrs. Hoyt 
relished her burgeoning career. 

Always close to her brothers, Terry Hoyt met 
her future husband, a theater director and former 
Broadway actor named Arthur Hoyt, at a family 
holiday gathering. "When I first met Arthur Hoyt, 
he was married, and I became good friends with 
both of them. Sadly, his wife died shortly there- 

A few years later, Terry met Arthur Hoyt again 
at a family Thanksgiving. "I was on call that day — 
as most single employees were — and couldn't 
stay for dinner. He proposed marriage right then 
and there. Of course I said yes," she chuckles. 
Arthur and Terry Hoyt were married for 23 years. 
They wintered in Venice, Florida, and returned to 
Connecticut for the summer. 

During these whirlwind years when Mrs. Hoyt 
was building her career, traveling, and enjoying 
married life, Lasell was never far from her 
thoughts. "While I was never active as an alumna, I 
always kept in touch with friends and only missed 
attending two reunions," she points out. 

When, after a long illness, Arthur Hoyt died in 
1994, Terry Hoyt began to focus on her passion for 
photography. Her talent has earned her numerous 
awards, most recently winning the top prize for her 
work, not surprisingly, on the very same day as she 
was inducted into Lasell's Heritage Society. 

It was an old friend, Lasell Trustee Sue Slocum 
Klingbeil '45, who invited Terry Hoyt out to lunch 
in Florida to ask Hoyt to help with their 50th 
reunion. She agreed, and compiled a booklet for 
her classmates in honor of their 50th reunion. As 
she became more involved, she had the opportuni- 
ty to befriend President Thomas de Witt. "He has 
restored my pride in the institution. I am so 
pleased to belong to the Lasell community." 

And, Lasell is proud to have Terry Bergeron 
Hoyt '45 as an alumna. >*■ 



FALL 2000 

Message from The Director of Annual Giving 


Ajfter the successful completion of another record-breaking 

Annual Fund — Lasell's ninth consecutive year of increasing totals — I could not help 
but reflect on what has made this phenomenal success possible. 

Noni Linton, director of 
Annual Giving. 

It is obvious that 
many Lasell alumni are 
generously supporting 
their alma mater every 
year. It is equally evident 
that each year a number 
of alumni make their first 
gifts to Lasell or renew 
their support after a hia- 
tus of a few years. Many 
parents of students and 
graduates are also regu- 
lar contributors to the 
Annual Fund. At the same time, the Lasell 
Alumni Association grows with each new gradu- 
ating class, making it necessary to increase the 
number of alumni donors just to maintain a 
steady participation rate. All of this is not unique 
to Lasell, so what is the key to Lasell's growth? 

When I meet Lasell alumni and spouses, 
the subject of financial support for the College 
naturally becomes part of the conversation. It is 
impressive to note how many of the spouses are 
strongly committed to contributing to Lasell's 
Annual Fund. 

Jim Hart, husband of Carol Hill Hart '44, 
agrees and says, "Carol and I are pleased to see 
the growth of her college. We feel privileged to 
be able to help support this growth and make a 
significant difference every year in the lives and 
futures of the students." 

The good news for Lasell is that this yearly 
growth is commensurate with the growth of the 
College. Jim Shanahan, husband of Judy Tracy 
Shanahan '48, has been very involved in fundrais- 
ing for his alma mater, Dartmouth College, but 
believes that their gifts to the Lasell College 
Annual Fund can make an even greater impact 
because of Lasell's small size. Jim says, "While I 

continue supporting my college, we believe our 
dollars go further at Lasell. Through our experi- 
ence with a local foundation, we have learned 
how far a contribution dollar goes in an enterpris- 
ing, rising organization. As the Lasell Annual 
Fund grows, so goes Lasell, and we like to back 
Judy's progressing alma mater." 

In every Annual Fund communication we 
emphasize the importance of participation. This is 
another key ingredient to a successful Annual 
Fund and cannot be stressed enough. A perfect 
example of the impact of strong participation on 
an institution is Lasell's good fortune in being 
selected for a Kresge Foundation challenge grant. 
The Kresge Foundation is extremely selective 
in making its awards. Among the facts the 
Foundation reviews are Annual Giving statistics, 
including growth in total dollars raised, and in 
alumni participation. 

Lasell's alumni participation has been hover- 
ing around 28% for the past three years. One of 
our important goals is to increase this to 30%. 
Each percent represents approximately 100 
donors who did not give the previous year. I 
believe that we could reach this goal easily if 
everyone who has recently contributed to the 
Lasell Annual Fund would make it a priority every 
year. Carol and Jim Hart, and Judy and Jim 
Shanahan believe, as I do, that this could be the 
key to reaching, or even exceeding, 30% participa- 
tion from Lasell alumni. 

Lasell has proven that it is a winning institu- 
tion. I hope that you will "back a winner" and sup- 
port the Annual Fund this year and every year. **• 

Noni Linton 




as directed by the donor. The minimum 
gift to establish a gift annuity at Lasell is 
$10,000, and beneficiaries should be at least 
age 65. (The older you are, the higher the 

Funding a Lasell Gift Annuity with 
long-term appreciated stock may be the best 
way to lock in your stock's current high val- 
ue and reduce the capital gains problem 
you would have if you sold the stock. In 
addition, you could qualify for a charitable 
tax deduction in the year that you make the 
gift to Lasell. Finally, charitable gift annu- 
ities at Lasell are given full credit in the 
Lasell 150 Campaign: a campaign to cele- 
brate the College's sesquicentennial. 
Charitable Gift Annuity donors of $25,000 
or more will be listed (with the donor's per- 
mission) on the Lasell 150 Leadership 
Donor plaque to be mounted in the newly- 
renovated Winslow Hall academic complex. 

My friend and all-around Lasell booster 
Theresa Bergeron Hoyt '45 recently made a 
very generous gift of appreciated stock to 
establish a Lasell Gift Annuity in honor of 
her 55th Reunion in June 2000 (see related 
story on page 12). 

I would be pleased to send you addi- 
tional information, without obligation, on 
establishing a gift annuity at Lasell College. 
Simply follow the instructions on the reply 
coupon below or call me at (617) 243-2166. 

Please keep in mind that Lasell College is 
not qualified to provide legal or tax advisory 
services. Information in this column is offered 
in general terms and should not be acted upon 
without professional advice by your attorney or 
accountant. **• 

For more information on how gift 
planning can benefit you and Lasell, 
please call Katharine Urner '83, direc- 
tor of Campaign and Gift Planning, 
at (617) 243-2166 or fill out this form 
and mail to: 

The Heritage Society 

Office of Institutional Advancement 

Lasell College 

1844 Commonwealth Avenue 

Newton, MA 02466-2716 

Please send information on: 

Lasell Gift Annuities 

Charitable Trusts 

Charitable Bequests 

Heritage Society 

Gifts of Appreciated 







President de Witt and Heritage Society Honorary Chair, Trustee Lynn Blodgett Williamson '46, induct four new 
members into the Lasell College Heritage Society during Convocation at Reunion 2000. Shown from left to right: 
President de Witt, Theresa Bergeron Hoyt '45, Janet Eaton Maynard '45, Ruth Fulton Rardin '40, Elizabeth Carlisle 
Holmberg '40, and Honorary Chair, Lynn Williamson '46. 


All responses will be held in strictest confidence. 

FAL1 2000 




Karen Gill, director of 
Alumni Affairs 

A word from 
the Director of 
Alumni Affairs... 

Lasell, Karen "Kip" Kirk Macintosh 
'60 said, "The real reason for reunions 
is people." Another favorite phrase 
from the past is "Remember when 
Lasell was once the center of your 

These two 
thoughts are what 
reunions are all 
about. Attending 
Reunion Weekend 
allows you to be 
transported back to 
that place in time 
when you were 
discovering a new 
world on your own. 
You made many friends who were also 
experiencing the same events that helped to 
shape the course of your lives. 

Seeing each other after five, 20 or even 50 
years brings back some amazing memories 
and you find that the years magically melt 
away. Old nicknames reemerge and you find 
yourself staying up late in the lounge of your 
dorm giggling about antics in your past. 
With the laughter come some tears for class- 
mates who are no longer able to join you. It is 
a very cathartic experience. Many alums who 
come say that their biggest regret is that they 
waited so long to come back. So I urge you 
to seize the moment, call some friends from 
your Lasell days and plan to meet at the 
Sesquicentennial Reunion/Commencement 
Weekend May 17-20, 2001. You won't 
regret it! 


All alumni are invited to return to cam- 
pus, especially those whose class year ends 
in a "6" or "1." Mark your calendar to return 
to campus on May 17-20, 2001. When receiv- 
ing Reunion information, the Alumni Office 
has you coded for the year in which you 
received your highest degree. For example, 
if you received your associate's degree in 
1980 and completed your bachelor's degree 
in 1995, we will assume you are in the Class 
of 1995 unless you contact us to request a 
change. Of course, we would be delighted to 
have you attend reunions for both classes! 

I look forward to seeing you all at 
Reunion Weekend '01. **• 

Karen B. GUI 

Director of Alumni Affairs 

College Awards Two Lasell Medallions 

Board of Management selects individuals to receive the Lasell Medallion. The bronze 
award may be presented to "any member of the Lasell family who, by virtue of 
distinguished service to the College or society at large, has brought added honor to 
the name Lasell." The 2000 recipients were: 


Lasell College was privileged to present a 
Medallion to Professor Emeritus Kenneth Matheson, 
at Reunion 2000. We celebrate in this very special 
way a distinguished individual who has influenced 
so many and demonstrated 

Professor Emeritus of 
English Kenneth 

the essence of education. 

Professor Matheson 
earned degrees at Boston 
University where, as a 
glimpse into the future, he 
crossed paths with Don 
Winslow. During the years 
when society was redefining 
women's roles, Professor 
Matheson's approach to 
teaching English also took a 
new turn: he challenged students to be active at the 
center of their own education. The emphasis in his 
class on learning to write and think encouraged 
students to develop intellectual curiosity and tread 
a path to deeper knowledge. At the same time, 
each student was establishing the momentum for 
personal lifelong learning. 

Over the last four decades, Ken Matheson has 
both been a witness to the transformation of a col- 
lege, and a constant force in the personal and intellec- 
tual growth of countless students. Professor 
Matheson's voice and influence continue to reverber- 
ate throughout the campus. 

Lasell College was deeply honored to award the 
Medallion to Ken Matheson, who was recently 
installed as the first Professor Emeritus at Lasell. His 
decades of loyalty and dedication to the College, stu- 
dents, and colleagues embody the spirit of education 
and establish a benchmark for making a difference. 


At her 40th Reunion, the Lasell Medallion was 
presented to Linda Telfer. Linda has set the stan- 
dard for alumni dedication and service. With an 
additional degree from Tufts, Linda has demon- 
strated the enduring bond and personal commit- 
ment to Lasell, her "first" alma mater. 

Her devotion to the College took root during 
her student days; she was awarded a Lasell White 
Jacket at graduation, recognizing her contribution 
to campus life. Linda has continued to serve 
Lasell in many capacities — on the Board of 
Management; as a Corporator; as a tireless worker 
on reunion committees, and at Annual Fund 
phonathons. Linda can 
always be counted on to 
show up, volunteering with 
a willingness to get the job 
done. Over the years her 
hallmark has been a quick 
wit and sense of humor. 

Linda has carried the 
spirit of dedication into her 
professional and personal 
life. In addition to teaching elementary school for 
38 years, she also serves on several boards and 
committees in her church. Linda has been active 
in breast cancer support groups and has demon- 
strated her resolve as a "walker" for the American 
Cancer Society, as well as 13 years in the Walk for 
Hunger organized by Project Bread. 

Lasell College is honored to acknowledge 
the loyalty, energy, and volunteerism of Linda 
Telfer. The Medallion signifies appreciation for 
her ongoing contributions and efforts on behalf 
of the College. >*• 

Linda Telfer '60 


Nominations for the 2001 award, which will be presented at the Reunion Convocation 
on May 19, 2001 should be sent to Medallion Chair, Lasell College Office of Alumni Affairs, 
1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466-2716. 



have leadership potential. "This encourages the 
faculty to look at the students from a different 
perspective," says Spezia-Lucking. 

"The students are sometimes surprised that 
they have been singled out for this honor. I 
remind them that someone saw something special 
in them, worthy of exploration! It is particularly 
gratifying to watch students build their confi- 
dence as they develop talents that perhaps they 
didn't even realize they possessed." 

The program boasts numerous success stories 
from its graduates. Many have gone on to captain 
varsity teams, assume responsibility for numerous 
campus boards, and create their own service orga- 

nizations. Ashley Seybold '02, a business major 
from New London, Connecticut, successfully com- 
pleted the program her freshman year. "Emerging 
Leaders was a great experience! It gave me the 
opportunity to better my leadership skills with 
the added benefit of making lots of new friends." 
Seybold has gone on to serve as yearbook co-editor, 
and has volunteered as co-facilitator of College 101, 
a freshman orientation class. 

As new students arrive on campus each fall, 
the Emerging Leaders program serves as a mag- 
net and inspires a new group of talented young 
individuals to believe in their capacity to make 
a difference. *»• 



FALL 2000 


Eleven Students Selected for Alumni 
Association Scholarships 

students who have financial need and have demonstrated their outstanding ability as 
scholars. They were selected from a competitive pool of applicants and bring a wide range 
of talents to the Lasell community. 

Most are leaders in extra-curricular activities 
on and off campus including: Student /Athlete 
Advisory Committee, Lasell College Planning 
Committee, Men's Soccer, Cross-Country, 
Lacrosse, volunteer at Rosie's Place, Admissions 
Ambassador, peer tutor, Pine Street Inn volunteer, 
Children's AIDS Program, Center for Public 
Service, Campus Activities Board, Emerging 
Leaders Program, Judicial Board, Bible Study, 
and the Honors Task Force. 

The recipients for the 2000-2001 school 
year are: 

Carl a Base ope, a sophomore Fashion 
Merchandising major from Crofton, MD. 

Sarah Burt, a sophomore Legal Studies major 
from Wolfboro Falls, NH. 

Marie Cyr, a senior Early Childhood Education 
major from Norwalk, CT. 

Melissa Damas, a junior Accounting major from 
Dorchester, MA. 

Shelby Derissaint, a junior Legal Studies /Pre-law 
major from Hyde Park, MA. 

Amanda Frenette, a sophomore Special Education 
major from Southwick, MA. 

Melissa Hyer, a senior Psychology major from 
Brewster, MA. 

Sarah King, a sophomore Physical Therapist 
Assistant and Exercise Physiology major from 
Whitman, MA. 

Laura Miller, a sophomore Fashion Design major 
from Mount Joy, PA. 

Siobhan Smith, a senior Business Administration 
major from Cambridge, MA. 

Jarrod VanDerwerken, a junior accounting major 
from Rockport, MA. **• 

Join Those Were the Days 
Memories Project 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Your words and recollections 
can help us chronicle Lasell's unique history. 
Please send us anecdotes about classmates, 
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More than 50 years ago, two young girls from Massachusetts attended Lasell Junior College. Not too 
unusual! Whether or not their paths ever crossed at Lasell will never be known. Not too important! Each 
married and had families. One followed a career in the field of psychology, the other in the field of quality 
control. Not too exciting! 

What is unusual, important, and exciting is that Jean Dewar Campbell '43 and Virginia Lynch Stas 
'44, both now retired, got together after 50 years, having found themselves involved in the same field of 
endeavor — working with dogs to serve people. Lasell Leaves was the catalyst. 

In December 1989, Lasell Leaves published an article describing the Companion Animal Program, 
an organization founded on Cape Cod by Jean, to bring people and their pets into medical facilities. This 
prompted Ginny, who was very involved with raising pups to become guide dogs, to contact Jean. Ginny 
knew that the retired guide dog she cared for would be just right for Jean's program. She thought she 
might even like to help Jean with her program. 

Their paths began to cross frequently; a meaningful friendship developed. That's unusual! Together 
they became members and animal evaluators for the Delta Society (an international organization which 
promotes animal assisted activities). As evaluators, they assess the suitability of pets and their handlers to 
visit medical facilities. That's important! 

These two of 40s vintage, still young at heart, along with their commitment to serve others, continue 
to work in the programs that brought them together. Jean, now living in New Hampshire, has founded a 
new visiting group, Caring Animal Partners, patterned after her original group. Ginny continues to raise 
puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and oversees a group of other local raisers. That's exciting! 

— Written by Ginny Lynch Stas '44 

(For more information on Caring Animal Partners, Inc. please call 603-526-2463 or email: 

Nancy Goodale '66 
president, Alumni 

Letter from the 
President of the 
Alumni Association: 

Dear Fellow Alums: 

As you read this 
issue of Leaves, the 
2000/2001 academic 
year is already well 
underway. This will be 
a very special year in 
the long history of 
Lasell as the College will 
celebrate its 
Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary in 2001. 

To mark this unique year, many important 
alumni events are planned. Be sure to refer to 
Leaves for events in your area. The year will 
culminate in a combined Commencement/ 
Reunion from May 17-20, 2001 that will be a 
memorable occasion for all alums who attend. 
I urge you to put Reunion 2001 on your calen- 
dars and join in the fun as we celebrate 150 
years of Lasell history. 

While we will be looking back at the 
past, we will also be looking ahead into the 
future. That future is very bright indeed. 
With strong student enrollments, up-to-date 
technology, new state-of-the-art buildings, 
innovative academic programs, and excel- 
lent faculty, Lasell is ready to begin its next 
150 years. As president of your Alumni 
Association, I am frequently on campus, and 
see and hear about the exciting changes tak- 
ing place. I hope you will join me in May to 
see for yourselves, and to be part of the fun 
at the College's Sesquicentennial party! **• 


Nancy Goodale '66 

President, Alumni Association 

through the Alumni Board of Management, 
including T-shirts, golf towels, aprons, mugs, 
stationery, history books, watches, etc. Contact 
the Alumni Affairs Office for an order form. 

FRIENDS WEEKEND is Saturday and 
Sunday, October 14 & 15. Join the fun on the 
banks of the Charles River, at the Lasell College 
boathouse, for Lasell's annual River Day 
festivities. The century-old war canoes are 
still used for the competition and all six have 
recently been restored due to the generosity of 
many alumni. 


Lasell College invites you to 
show your work during the 2001 
Celebration. We would like to get as 
many alumni artists involved in showing their 
work during the Sesquicentennial Celebration 
as possible. If you have an interest in showing 
your work, please contact Karen Gill, director 
of Alumni Affairs (tel. 617-243-2139, 
email: **- 

FALL 2000 




Throughout the year, the President and members of the Institutional 
Advancement staff travel around the country to meet with alumni from all 
class years at Lasell gatherings. It's a chance to meet and network with 
other alumni in your geographic area while also hearing the latest infor- 
mation about Lasell. Recently, many spouses /guests have been attending 
these events and they have enjoyed hearing about their partner's college 
life. Friendships are renewed and also begun. Please contact the Alumni 


Affairs Office at (617) 243-2139 if you can help to provide ideas, organize 
an event, etc. The office creates and mails all invitations, so when you are 
a host, all that is needed is to receive the RSVP replies and make some 
follow-up phone calls. 

If you go south in the winter months, please give us your address so 
that we can send you an invitation to events. 


23 Saturday 

Cape Cod, MA — Hyannis 
The Paddock Restaurant 


29 Sunday 

New York, NY 

4:00 pm reception at West Bank Cafe 
and 6:30 pm Lion King performance. 
Q & A with cast after the show. 


4 Saturday 

CT Valley — West Hartford, CT 
Hartford Golf Club 

MARCH, '01 

8 Thursday 

Tarpon Springs, FL 
Cypress Run Country Club 

10 Saturday 

Sarasota, FL 

Mote Marine Laboratory 

11 Sunday 

Naples, FL 

The Vineyards Country Club 

18 Sunday 

Palm Beach, FL 
Palm Beach Polo Club 

Members of the Alumni Board of Management 
hosted the Class of 2000 at the Annual Alumni/ 
Senior dinner. 


From left - Pat Tarracciano Ciccone '57, Marcia 
Hamilton Killeen '57, Valerie Tarracciano '61 and Joan 
Howe Weber '51 got together in Arizona in March. 

Our Florida Connections 

Ihis past year we were fortunate to have several 

alumni sponsor the alumni gatherings in Florida enabling everyone 
to attend at no cost. We are very grateful for their generosity. They 
are noted below: 

The singing of the alma mater concluded the Tarpon Springs luncheon. Sponsored 
by Henrietta Hisgen Campbell '28 (front row, third from left.) 

L to R - Bobbi Trout Krohn '52, Peggy Schwingel 
Kraft '56 and Rudy Kraft. The Krafts co-hosted 
the Sarasota event. 

President de Witt with Martha Garshman 
Spector '71. She and her husband Jerry 
graciously sponsored the Melbourne 
gathering in their home. 

L to R - Violet Drulie Dhimos '49, Louise Freeman Coombs 
'42, Del Anderson McCoy '49 and Gail Winalski Burd '58. 
The Naples event was sponsored by Dwight and Jo-Ann 
Vojir Massey '51 and Doug and B.J. Culver Thomson '48. 

Starr Tupper Shannon '58 (1) who spon- 
sored the Ft. Lauderdale event is joined 
by Ruth Shuman, dean for Institutional 

Al and Nancy Pickett Flint '61 attended a Lasell women's softball 
spring training game in Ft. Myers, FL in March. 

The Boca Raton gathering, sponsored by Adelaide Shaffer Van Winkle '36 
(r of President de Witt), was held at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. 

Bob Taylor (1) and Barbara Ordway Brewer '35 (r) joined 
Celia Kinsley Percival '34 (center), who co-sponsored the 
Sarasota gathering. 



FALL 2000 

Winners of the "Not Your 
Ordinary Raffle" 


$150 Gift basket — Allied Domecq Restaurants 
$100 Savings account — Auburndale Coop. Bank 
$100 Gift Cert. — Baby Place, Susan Charton '69 
$76-Two beginner indoor rock climbing 

lessons — Boulder Morty's (Dotty Andler Silber '63) 
$200 Leica Camera — Brian/Stormy Horton Bell '92 
$25 Gift certificate — Bullfinch's 
$60 Facial Cert. — Carriage House Salon/Cambridge 
$100 Cash prize — Jean Campbell '44, Corporator 
$100 Cash — Nancy Lawson Donahue '49, Trustee 
Membership gift certificate — European Health Spa 
$100 Cash prize — Champe Fisher, Trustee 
$50 Gift Certificate — Gleason's Rowers 
$190 Subscription to Want AD Publications, Inc. 

Nancy Curtis Grellier '49, Trustee 
$275 Original Oil on canvas — Bass Harbor, ME 

Prisrilla Spence Hall '43, Overseer 
$100 Cash prize — Kathryn Poore Hamel '49, Over. 
$ 50 Floral Arr. — Jacqueline Paulding Hauser '50 
$100 Cash prize — Lynn Kiefer Holt '61, Trustee 
$150 Gift certificate — Hill Jeweler's, Sudbury 
$ 25 Cash — Susan Slocum Klingbeil '45, Trustee 
$ 25 Gift certificate — Kevin Max Hair Design 
$ 50 Cash prize — Jack Leonard, Trustee 
Weekend Stay for Two — Lasell Inn Bed & Breakfast 
$100 Cert./LL Bean — Jean Sargent Lee '49, Trustee 
Dinner for Two — Longfellow's Wayside Inn 
$100 Cert. /Marriott Hot. — Kathy Morgan Lucey '67 
$175 Birdsey Watercolor — Barbara Stickle 

Mode '47 Interiors 
$100 Gift Certificate — Pillar House 
$265 Regatta Hl/M. Gibbons — Renjeau Galleries 
$38 Two rickets/2000-2001 — Turtle Lane Playhouse 
$100 Cash — Lynn Blodgett Williamson '46 Trustee 
$100 Four tickets — Worcester Foothills Theatre 
$250 Cash prize — Patricia Zinkowski, Trustee 
$250 Cash prize — Patricia Zinkowski, Trustee 


Patti Beck '97 

Jessie Mackenzie Fuller '43 

Joan Rabbitt Downey '54 

Sally Hayes Kiesling '65 
Barbara Harris Ryan '46 
Linda Telfer '60 
Harriett Smillie Boynton '43 
Judy Noveck Lamoin '67 
Marjorie Magune Curtis '31 
Kathy Morgan Lucey '67 
Elizabeth Schlegel Lutz '58 
Joan Robilotto Gibson '50 

Constance Milner, Former Fac. 

Jack Leonard, Trustee 
Jan Gray Palin '49 
Jane Cormuss '80 
Jennifer Share '98 
Elizabeth Gallagher 
Peggy Schwingel Kraft '56 
Billy Duane 
Linda Soux Heller '69 
Elizabeth Carlson Marsh '40 
Sarah Requa Guthridge '58 
Aimee Perras Nowak '39 
Sally Andrews 

Marie DiGeronimo Mangus '57 
Marion Heinsohn Mitchell '58 
Martha Fish Holmes '25 
Osier Peterson, Trustee 
Marjorie Bickmore Lafterty '64 
Betty Anderson Fairchild '58 
Virginia Von Lynn Seavy '45 
Margaret Salzer LoCastro '69 

We gratefully acknowledge that BHF Printing of Norwood, MA donated all printing. 

Proceeds of $4,600 benefited the Alumni Scholarship Fund. 

Anyone who would like to donate an item, gift certificate, vacation home, etc., please 
contact Karen Gill, director of Alumni Affairs, at (617) 243-2139. 



Joanna's class, it would turn out, was the last all-women class in Lasefl's 
history. "I was totally against coeducation and supported the grass roots 
movement to keep Lasell a women's college." But, Winslow goes on to 
say, "I also recognized we had to do whatever it took to keep the school 
going. Coeducation has helped the school grow, and, the campus is far 
more active now." Winslow is quick to commend her student peers: 'It is 
remarkable how much pride the students have in this school, and it has 
continued to build in the three years that I've been here. 

"Because the school is small, I have been able to get involved in a 
broad range of activities that make me feel part of the community." Notes 
Winslow, "I made connections that ordinarily I would not have made." 
Her extracurricular commitments include serving as vice president of 
Student Affairs, volunteering at the Center for Public Service, traveled to 
West Virginia with the Homes for the Hills project, and she is a resident 
assistant in Hoag House. Most appropriately, however, Winslow was 
selected as the student representative on the Lasell 150 Sesquicentennial 
Celebration Committee. 

A humanities major, Winslow has enjoyed a challenging academic 
program in addition to her other interests. "I have taken eight courses with 
Professor Joe Aieta. He is an amazing teacher who opens your mind to 
look at things in ways you normally wouldn't." 

Living on campus for the summer and working in Brennan library, 
Winslow laments, "I've made so many wonderful friends and have had so 
many great experiences that I don't want it to end. I guess I don't want to 
grow up quite yet." Winslow perks up as she looks to her senior year. "My 
life is an open book I have mis last year to have as much fun and do as 
much as I can, and still stay sane!" Winslow's post-college goals include 
working in radio and pursuing a graduate degree in communications. 

While Joanna Winslow shares a love of the institution that has been a 
home to generations of Winslows before her; she has a decidedly contem- 
porary devotion to Lasell that is hers alone. **■ 



information technology, the Lasell Institute of Fashion Technology, and hotel/ 
tourism/hospitality administration), is a certified commercial pilot with an 
instrument rating and more than 1500 hours of flight time to her credit. 

In her early days in higher education — when her passion for teaching lured her 
away from her love of aviation — she was "the flying professor" who winged from 
class to class at two of her four teaching locations for the Colorado Mountain College 
in the Rockies. There she provided small business executives with a course she devel- 
oped on basic small business management. Since she owned her own flight school 
and charter operation, Brewer Doran also ran a pilot ground school. 

"I always wanted to fly," she confesses. "But it wasn't until I was in my senior 
year in college, living in Africa, studying artistic expression among a pastoral people 
of Kenya, that I felt I was far enough away from home to say so," she laughs. "I wrote 
home and told my parents I wanted to take flying lessons, and since the mail took a 
month to be delivered, I wasn't too concerned about an immediate response." As it 
turned out, though, the response she received from her father by return mail was a 
resounding, "Great idea!" 

For Dean Doran, variety is the spice of life. Nowadays, lecturing, writing, and 
traveling to China to conduct ongoing research on cross-cultural consumer behavior 
absorb most of her energy. 

Brewer Doran, who was awarded a Ph.D. from McGill University in international 
marketing with a minor in behavioral science, holds an M.B A. in general management 
from the Darden School, University of Virginia, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. 
Coincidentally, her sister is also a dean — at the University of Maine, Augusta. 

In a strange way, it was her experience at Dartmouth, as a member of the first 
coeducational class at the Ivy League school in 1976, which set the stage for her align- 
ment with Lasell College, Brewer Doran muses. 

"I've known about Lasell for a lot longer than most, because my mother, 
Marjorie Westgate Doran '37, is an alumna," she explains. As a College Overseer, her 
mother became significantly involved with the College after she was reintroduced to 
it — and to the dynamic and visionary President Tom de Witt — at her 60" 1 reunion. 

Brewer Doran's father, the late Ben Doran, was a proud Dartmouth alumnus 
who was equally proud of having his daughter graduate in the first co-ed class of the 
formerly all-male institution. "He saw the benefits of coeducation first-hand," she 
remarks. The concept of coeducation at Lasell, and the College's commitment to life- 
long learning through its new retirement community, Lasell Village, encouraged the 
Dorans toward significant Lasell activism and philanthropy. In fact, spurred by the 
vision of lifelong learning, the two elder Dorans were among the first residents to 
purchase a unit at the trend-setting Lasell Village. Mrs. Doran, whose husband of 62 
years died in January after a brief illness, moved into the Village in July. 

"The College offers someone like me some unique opportunities," Dean Doran 
explains. "The chance to have a part in building a school of business and information 
technology, with the possibility of adding a graduate component, is exciting. I like 
the challenge of helping to shape things in a way that is up-to-date and brings in new 
elements. With the emergence of e-commerce, IT, and business need to be linked 
closely for true business efficiency." 

But as much as she appreciates and values high technology — in the classroom 
and in the boardroom — and the emphasis on focused professional education, Brewer 
Doran keeps her attention firmly on the art and craft of teaching — and learning. 

"What makes my day is when I see the light bulb go on in a student and I have 
some part in making a difference in that student's life. Using technology in the class- 
room makes it more fun for the student to engage in the learning process. I know 
that my teaching has changed in terms of presentation. I barely used overheads a 
few years ago. Today if s PowerPoint, videos, and online experiences through 
the Internet. 

"Still," she cautions, "if s important to use technology as a means, not as an end. 
I also think I have a responsibility as an educator to instill intellectual curiosity in my 
students. Some institutions of higher learning have become a training ground for 
students whose only goal is to get the best starting job at the highest pay. The real 
risk is in losing the love of learning in lieu of getting your ticket punched." **■ 


A charm bracelet found many years 
ago in a Seattle, WA parking lot. There 
is a heart charm with the name "Ginny" 
on one side and "Love, Sherwin" on 
the other. Another charm is the crest 
of Lasell and there is a round charm 
with the date of 12-25-59. There is also 
a UNH and swimmer charm. Please 
contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 
(617) 243-2139 if you are the owner. *■ 

FALL 2000 






I ** 

1 matt i 

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Alumni photography exhibit showing 

Reworks of Linda Telfer '60. 

Time for the lobster bake 

The Nursing Reunion 
the program. 

^T^ny return to bid farewell to 

r i 

An nnpromptu Class of 1960 photo witT President de Witt. 

eal reason for reunions is people. 

Our Lasell friends mean a l<mtous and 

when you get together, the years disappear! 

We had a great time being together and 

you can't improve on that!" 

Karen "Kip" Kirk Macintosh '60 

Bird's eye view 

of the President's reception at the Ya 

3Tki Art and Cultural Center. 

*e e par:ro; 4 C. a S s P sr " d ° nned theif LaSe " ba " d — * P-Paration for 


FALL 2000 


_— ^^^ ^^^wf nf the Alumni Association; Susan 

Barbara Stickle Mode '47, past Pȣj" * e ^ d Nancy Goo dale '66, 
Srichilone Presti '88/'94, ^^"^^^e'of the many Alumm Board 

b^ b ;^r useshelpedceiebrateb y 

President de Witt leads a "dusty shoe 

tour of the Winslow Hall renovations' 

CLASS OF 1950 

The Reunion 

on campus is by golf cart 

Staff found that the quickest transportation 

LEFT SIDE — 3 SEATED FROM L TO R: Maryann Sylvester Tremblay, Barbara Baldwin Mudgett, Phyllis Howard Conner 

STANDING FROM L TO R: Anne Mastin Egner, Joan Koch Ryan, Jeanne Hackett Desmond, Clara Silsby Lamperti, Carol Haye Deal, Joy 
Gustavson Smith, Lynne Kovalinas Ierardi, Helen Panesis George, Marylin Sargent Babineau, Marilyn Bartlett Erratt, Jane A. Perry, Margot 
Bergstrom Semonian, Carolyn Snook Rauscher, Nancy A. Wilson, Joan Robilotto Gibson, Marni Nahigian Sarkisian, Shirley Richman Miller, 
Anita Angelus Koulopoulos, Janice McGoughran, Mary Claire Dodge Davis, Joyce Andrews Phelps, Dorothy Goehring Rourke, Janet Murphy 
George, Joan Dorau Hohorst, Tillie Shaw Skinner, Virginia Hopson Griffin 

RIGHT SIDE — 3 SEATED FROM L TO R: Shirley Reeves Fletcher, Janet Bell Luening, Nancy Burrows Putnam 

LEFT SIDE - STANDING ON PORCH: Naomi Cox Santoro, Gloria Drulie Schluntz, Sally Hughes Fasick, Chris Oliveto Davis, Helen Wetherbee, 

Clare Gammons McMullan, Jane Abels Eshbaugh, Helen "Pat" Graham Gordon 

RIGHT SIDE - STANDING ON PORCH: Jacqueline Paulding Hauser, Joyce Davies Harrison, Sylvia Cutler Neistadt, Marjorie Martin Allen, 

Jean Davies Stanley, Marilyn Hubner Sherwood 

Special thanks to Reunion Liaison Jackie Paulding Hauser and her committee who helped to coordinate all activities; and to class 
agents, Jean Davies Stanley and Marilyn Bartlett Erratt, who helped the Class of 1950 earn the distinction of raising the largest 
reunion class gift this year! 

FALL 2000 




(Listings that appear in all caps denote home 
games. Occasionally, due to weather, etc., dates and 
times may change. For confirmation, please check 
with the Athletics Department at 617-243-2147.) 



2 Saturday 

7 Thursday 
10 Sunday 

13 Wednesday 
15 Friday 

17 Sunday 
22 Friday 
25 Monday 

28 Thursday 
30 Saturday 


3 Tuesday 

8 Sunday 
12 Thursday 

14 Saturday 
17 Tuesday 
19 Thursday 

28 Saturday 

29 Sunday 
♦North Atlantic 

Regis College 

Fitchhurg State College 




Husson College(at Gorham HS) 




Elms College* 

Simmons College 

Regis College 
American International College 
Western New England College 
NAC Semi-final 
NAC Finals 
Conference Game 

10:00 a.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
11:00 a.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 

Head Coach: Jessica Cormier (2nd year) 

Assistant Coaches: Sarah Palfy and Kelly Sullivan (1st year) 

Head Trainer: David Stearne 



9 Saturday MA College Invitational Tournament 

10 Sunday MA College Invitational Tournament 

16 Saturdav Anna Maria College 1:00 p.m. 

18 Monday FTTCHBURG STATE COLLEGE 4:00 p.m. 

20 Wednesday NEWBURY COLLEGE* 4:00 p.m. 

25 Monday Elms College* 4:00 p.m. 
30 Saturday Wheaton College 1:00 p.m. 

2 Monday BECKER COLLEGE* 4:00 p.m. 

4 Wednesday Babson College 4:00 p.m. 

7 Saturday MAINE MARITIME* 11:00 a.m. 

10 Tuesday MIT 3:30 p.m. 

14 Saturday SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY 1:30 p.m. 

16 Monday DANIEL WEBSTER COLLEGE 3:30 p.m. 

18 Wednesday Tufts University 4:00 p.m. 

23 Monday MT. IDA COLLEGE* 2:30 p.m. 

26 Thursday BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY 2:30 p.m. 


1 Wednesday North Atlantic Quarterfinals 

4 Saturday North Atlantic Semi-finals 

5 Sunday North Atlantic Championship 
*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Giovanni A. Pacini (3rd year) 
Assistant Coach: Jeffrey Hallenbeck 
Head Athletic Trainer: David Stearne 



9 Saturday 

1 1 Monday 
14 Thursday 

17 Sunday 
21 Thursday 
26 Tuesday 
28 Thursday 
30 Saturday 


2 Monday 
5 Thursday 
7 Saturday 

10 Tuesday 

12 Thursday 
14 Saturday 
16 Monday 

18 Wednesday 
21 Saturday 
25 Wednesday 

28 Saturday 

29 Sunday 
*North Atlantic 

2:30 p.m. 



UMass Dartmouth 


Mt. Ida College* 

Notre Dame College 

Fitchburg State College 

UMass Boston 



Becker College* 

Lesley College (Bunker Hill CO* 
Emerson College 
Pine Manor College 
Brandeis University 
North Atlantic Conference 

North Atlantic Conference 

North Atlantic Conference Finals 
Conference Match 

1:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
1:30 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 



Head Coach: Catherine Kidd (2nd year) 
Assistant Coaches: Marcey Englestein (2nd year) 
Rich Perry (2nd year) 



8 Friday Johnson & Wales Tourney 

9 Saturday Johnson & Wales Tourney 


16 Saturday TRI-MATCH BAY PATH/ 


19 Tuesday Mt. Ida College* 

21 Thursday REGIS COLLEGE 

23 Saturday Becker College* 

28 Thursday Anna Maria College 

30 Saturday Tri-match w/Wentworth & UMass 
























Rivier College 

Daniel Webster 

Eastern Connecticut Tourney 

Eastern Connecticut Tourney 




Emerson College 

Atlantic Union 

Lesley College* 



4 Saturday North Atlantic Conference 

*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Mary Tom 
Head Trainer: David Stearne 





10 Saturday Ramapo University 

11 Sunday New Jersey City Tournament 
14 Wednesday Newbury College 

17/18 Sat/Sun Roger Williams Tourney (Tentative) 

20 Tuesday Endicott College 

28 Wednesday Wentworth Institute 

7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 

7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
1:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 


7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
12:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:30 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 



3 Saturday 


6 Tuesday 


9 Friday 


10 Saturday 

Rivier Tournament 

27 Tuesday 

Rivier College 

7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
2:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. 
9:00 a.m. 
7:00 p.m. 
7:00 p.m. 

29 Thursday Johnson & Wales University 

Head Coach: Chris Lanfear 
Head Trainer: David Stearne 



17 Friday 

UMass Boston Tip-Off Tournament 


18 Saturday 

UMass Boston Tip-Off Tournament 


21 Tuesday 


7:00 p.m. 

27 Monday 


7:00 p.m. 

30 Thursday 

Eastern Nazarene College 

6:00 p.m. 


3 Sunday 

Tufts University 

2:00 p.m. 

7 Thursday 


6:00 p.m. 

9 Saturday 

Maine Maritime Academy* 

12:00 p.m 

13 Wednesday Curry College 

6:00 p.m. 


16 Tuesday 

Lesley College* 

7:30 p.m. 

18 Thursday 


7:00 p.m. 

20 Saturday 


1:00 p.m. 

23 Tuesday 


6:00 p.m. 

24 Wednesday BAY PATH COLLEGE* 

8:00 p.m. 

28 Sunday 

Wheelock College* 

1:00 p.m 

30 Tuesday 

Elms College* 

7:00 p.m. 


1 Thursday 


7:30 p.m. 

3 Saturday 

Johnson & Wales University 


6 Tuesday 

Becker College* 

7:00 p.m. 

8 Thursday 

Mt. Ida College* 

5:00 p.m. 

10 Saturday 


1:00 p.m. 

13 Tuesday 


6:00 p.m. 

16 Friday 

Newbury College 

7:00 p.m. 

17 Saturday 

Bay Path College 

1:30 p.m. 

22 Thursday 

NAC Quarterfinal 

24 Saturday 

NAC Semi-finals 

25 Sunday 

NAC Finals 

*North Atlantic Conference Match 

Head Coach: Tracey Downs (4th year) 
Assistant Coaches: Galvin Leggett (3rd year) 
Mike Downs (2nd year) 



Plymouth State Tourney TBA 

Plymouth State Tourney TBA 

4:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m. 

17 Friday 

18 Saturday 
28 Tuesday 
30 Thursday 

Eastern Nazarene 


9 Saturday Maine Maritime* 
13 Wednesday Westfield State College 

7:00 p.m. 

8:00 p.m. 

12:00 p.m. 

7:30 p.m. 


5 Friday 

6 Saturday 
9 Tuesday 
13 Saturday 
16 Tuesday 
18 Thursday 

23 Tuesday 

24 Wednesday 
31 Wednesday 

Union College Tournament 
Union College Tournament 
Fitchburg State 
Gordon College 




10 Saturday 
13 Tuesday 
15 Thursday 
17 Saturday 
22 Thursday 

24 Saturday 

25 Sunday 
*North Atlantic 

Mount Ida College* 
Elms College* 
Becker College* 
Anna Maria College 
Newbury College 
NAC Quarterfinals 
NAC Semifinals 
NAC Finals 
Conference Match 



6:00 p. 


1:00 p. 


7:00 p. 


7:00 p 


8:00 p 


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Head Coach: Chris Harvey 
Head Trainer: David Stearne 



15 Friday 
23 Saturday 
30 Saturday 


7 Saturday 
14 Saturday 
21 Saturday 
28 Saturday 

Rivier College 
Fitchburg State College 
Tufts University Invitational 

Roger Williams University 
Regis College Invitational 
Rivier College 
NAC Championships 


4 ECAC Championships 

4:00 p.m. 
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